”Break Up Your Fallow Ground”

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”Break Up Your Fallow Ground”

Scripture Text: For thus saith, the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns. Jeremiah 4:3 KJV

A good farmer will tell you that before one can grow any kind of a garden that one must first plow up the ground. Only after the plowing comes the sowing and reaping.  One of the unique passage to this scripture is ‘’ ‘’Break up your fallow ground.’’ Fallow ground means laid uncultivated; to having been plowed at one time. In order to be planted, it is first plowed. Fallow ground to a believer is a decaying righteousness…  The heart is where a lot of things are sown.  But first, we must let true repentance and forgiveness prepare our hearts to be plowed. By ‘’ pulling the weeds,’’ we implant the Word of God’’ in our hearts. ‘’ – Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. James 1:21 KJV… Consider this statement of ‘’all filthiness and superfluity’’ – superfluity means something unnecessary..  (Merriam- Webster) This can give us a mental image of the weeds taking over our lives’’ Without the Lord in our lives we aren’t anything. True repentance and forgiveness should be a part of our daily walk.’’ If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness’’ I John 1:9 KJV – Believers who ‘’ argue their way through’’ are only fooling themselves.’’ They are causing ‘’ weeds’’ to form in someone’s heart. We are never promoting spiritual growth when we argue the word of God. ‘’ Be patient, therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receives the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.’’ James 5:7-9 KJV Crops are not grown overnight, and no farmer will ever be able to control the weather… Too much rain could cause the crops to rot, too much sun can burn the crops up, and then frost can kill the crops too.  A farmer has to be cognizant of the seasons and plan for different weather conditions. There are seasons in our walk with God. Sometimes our hearts become cold and wintry, but just with farming in the spring,  we must plow up that fallow ground.  God sends people into our lives to help water and nurture us in those dark times. Be patient, things are going to be tough on us all. But we have to endure and nurture the seeds of our hearts to the end…

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