The Engrafted Word "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) The following illustrates that all parables of Jesus are interconnected in meaning . The following illustrates that the seed of the kingdom . is sown in conditions that can make it unfruitful . The following illustrates that trees that come from bad seed bear bad fruit . and trees that come from good seed bear good fruit . so it is not always the heart . but the "seed" implanted in the heart that produces the bad fruit . The following illustrates who planted the bad seed . so since a seed is considered "a word" then there are good words and bad words . Jesus illustrated through His parables what "the good word" produced . and likewise through His conversations with the Pharisees what "a bad word" would produced . A "word" is constructed using the scripture . keep in mind . Jesus and the Pharisees were using the same Torah and resource texts . but the interpretation provided to someone early on is the seed that causes them to grow into either a child of God . or twice the child of hell the person who discipled them was . this can be applied to bible commentaries . verbal messages . teachings and because translations of the bible involve human interpretation . even those . (and you may have a different opinion on this matter, that is fine . agree to disagree) but in the end of the matter .. what is important . . . is how the heart interprets what is written taught and spoken . I was taught a lot of bad stuff by a lot of teachers . i know this by the fruit of what i was taught and how it grew . a lot of what i am discovering now is finding corrective for what was "engrafted" into me back then to replace it . so i can be a completely productive tree bearing fruit in every season . and faithful in all His house . "receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. " (James 1:21) Father, as we live in you through your indwelling Holy Spirit, may you engraft into us good things . and toss away all the bad . until all are one in you . in Jesus' name . Amen .