A little girl sitting with her mom in the front pew listening intently to the pastor on the 103rd Psalm hears him quote. ” For he knows we are but dust 15 and that our days are few and brief, like grass, like flowers, 16 blown by the wind and gone forever. ”

The little girl in a shrill voice loudly asks her mother, “mommy, what is butt dust?” (That never gets old in my book)… Funny but and I do meant butt, true.

Genesis 2:7a ” And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground“. That man’s name was Adam even in Hebrew and the dust was of the ground, in Hebrew ground is “Adamah” Strongs H137 .

So have you ever considered that the parable of the soils, or sower is not a metaphor, Jesus in Matthew 13 does not say the Kingdom is like as He does in many of his parables he says verse 3 “And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; ” Now we know according to John 15 we are to bear much fruit, and how many times are we instructed on roots and sowing and pruning etc… just sayin…

So looking again at Matthew 13, what is the path or rut in your life, where you pay no attention to God and any seed could be easily gobbled?

What rocks, or foundations other than Jesus keep your root out of the good soil?

What weeds are sucking the life out of you?

Great questions to ponder? Your car by the way can get stuck in a rut, try a new way to work some time. Is your car riding on, the rock and prayer that God will use it and you with it? Where all does it go that could be a waste of its life as far as bearing fruit… perhaps go visit a friend or a nursing home?

Good soil is thirsty and hungry, down in the valley of humiliation as John Bunyan taught. The seed of The Word will all sink roots in us to abide in THE VINE. My prayer is that reading these precious passages with this insight might break up the soil a little.