Have you ever felt the dull ache of conviction when reading the verses ,”The Parable of The Sower”? As we age, accumulating life experiences, this parable seems to become heavier and heavier. Across the years of our lifetime thus far, can you see yourself in each example of a sown seed? The times we didn't understand or even care to understand and ...
When anyone hears the message of the kingdom without understanding it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in their mind. This is the person meant by the seed which was sown along the path.
By the seed which was sown on rocky places is meant the person who hears the message, and at once accepts it joyfully;
but, as they have no root, they stand for only a short time; and, when trouble or persecution arises because of the message, they fall away at once.
By the seed which was sown among the brambles is meant the person who hears the message, but the cares of life and the glamour of wealth completely choke the message, so that it gives no return.
But by the seed which was sown on the good ground is meant the person who hears the message and understands it, and really yields a return, sometimes one hundred, sometimes sixty, sometimes thirty fold.”