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The Sower

June 17, 2013

Luke 8:5-8
New International Version (NIV)
5 “A farmer went out to sow his seed
As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. 6 Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.”
When he said this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”

It seems this is clear because Jesus explains what this parable means.
In my surroundings I see it like this
‘Along the path’ means those who simply do not want to admit that deep in the heart they believe Jesus
‘On rocky ground’ means those who believe for a short time and after that their faith disappears they always find something what is nice at the first glance
‘Among thorns’ means a lot of us who believe whole life and make sins
‘On good soil’ means those who are real saints and are rare

Luke, Chapter 8
11 “This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. 13 Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. 14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. 15 But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.

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