A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it. Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture.And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it.But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold. (Luke 8:5-8)
The seed is the Word of God that reaches every person. What happens with the Word of God however, depends on the “ground” that is our hearts.
The wayside represents those that receive the word of God with indifference, as the devil takes it out of their hearts. The soil of their hearts is hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
The rock represents those that receive the word of God with enthusiasm and joy, but no root develops for although they believe for a little while, but fall when times get hard and they are tempted.
The seed that falls among the thorns represents those that receive the word of God, but are chocked with cares, worries, riches and pleasures of life.
Finally the good ground represents those that receive the word of God with an honest and good heart, keep it, and bring fruit with patience, because perseverance is necessary for the perfection of a good work.
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