The Fruitful Person
So how can we be a spiritually fruitful person? We need to be noble soil. Jesus and his parable of the soils illustrated how people receive the truth he preached. He called the soil that richly produces noble. Noble soil is the person who continually is hearing the word of God and who is continually understanding it. Their ears are open and their heart is open.
23 "And the one on whom seed was sown on the noble soil, this is the man who is continually hearing the word and continually understanding it; who indeed continually bears fruit, and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty." (Matthew 13:23)
With this kind of Christian, the possibilities are endless. They will have a fruitful life and they will be multipliers. Multipliers are people who influence others for good by sharing the gospel, Christian truths and principles, and doing compassionate deeds. The truth they share and the actions they practice have an ever-growing effect on the people around them. Such a person is guaranteed to be fruitful and the possibility exists that they might be magnificently fruitful. So how you listen and how you understand will not only make a difference in your own life but possibly in the life of thousands of others.