This particular parable intrigues me because the four grounds the seeds fell on describe how Christians reap the Word that were sown to them. If the Word is Christ and he was at one time sown into our lives, we must ask how does He fit into our lives today?
Jesus explained to the large crowd –
”14 The sower sows the word. 15 And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown: when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that is sown in them. 16 And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: the ones who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy. 17 And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away. 18 And others are the ones sown among thorns. They are those who hear the word, 19 but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 20 But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” (Mark 4:14-20)
It is never too late to get on the good soil, and to advance the Kingdom on a ground where it can bear much fruit. Our Lord is giving us this opportunity now!!
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. (Matt 7:24)
And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. (Matt 7:26)