Those who are far from you will perish;
you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
But as for me, it is good to be near God.
I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge;
I will tell of all your deeds.
Separated from God we are nothing and we can do nothing. Our Lord Jesus is the life and without life there is nothing left but death. Our Lord Jesus is the vine and we are the branches and no branch can bear fruit by itself, but must remain on the vine. Why walk separated from God if we know that away from him we can only find frustration, death, sorrow and pain? The Lord Jesus chose simple examples to explain these things to us so that we would all understand that we need to be close to him in order to live. However, many people hear these words and as soon as they stop listening they forget them. They are like the seed that the farmer scattered and fell among thorns. They fail to bear fruit because their cares and concerns are always more important than the cultivation of the word of God, which is what can bring solution to all their worries. Their scope is limited to the problem and they do not realize that Christ, the solution, is at hand.
Do not be so quick to identify these faults in others because it has happened to us all in a greater or lesser degree. What matters is that in God we have the solution and it is he who we must seek in prayer at all times and under all circumstances to maintain our soil good and prepared, so that when the seed of the Word of God s dropped, it can sprout, grow and produce a yield of thirty, sixty or a hundredfold. As the Lord Jesus: “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.” Again, let us stick close to the Lord, for separated from him we are nothing and we can do nothing. To God alone be the glory!