The Parable of the Sower
Luke 8:4-15 4 When a large crowd had gathered together and people were coming to Him from every city, He told this parable: 5 “A sower went out to sow his seed. As he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it. 6 Some fell on a rock. And as soon as it sprang up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. 7 Yet some fell among thorns. And the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. 8 And other seed fell on good ground and sprang up and yielded a hundred times the amount sown.”
When He had said these things, He cried out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
The Purpose of the Parables
9 His disciples asked Him, “What might this parable mean?” 10 He said,“To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God, but to others they are in parables, so that ‘seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.’[a]
The Parable of the Sower Explained
11 “Now the parable means this: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those along the path are those who hear. Then comes the devil, who takes away the word from their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.13 Those on the rock are the ones who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root, for they believe for a while, then in the time of temptation fall away. 14 That which fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity. 15 But the seed on the good ground are those who, having heard the word, keep it in an honest and good heart and bear fruit with patience.
This text that is known as the” Parable Of The Sower” is being taught by the "Master Teacher" Jesus Christ Himself. Who better than the "Word" to teach the "Word"? No one!
Jesus lets us know that the "Seed" is the "Word" of God" and it is available to everyone.
Jesus describes for us the different types of people in the world who hears the "Word" and He also shows us the affect the "Seed" has taken in the lives of the people who hear His "Word".
These same 4 category of people and 4 types of soil on which the "Seed" was sown is still very much alive and active in our world today.
What affect has the "Word of God" had in changing your life for the better? What type of soil has the Sowers "seed" fell upon in your life? Did it fell on the path? Did it fell upon the rock? Did it fell among thorns? Or, did it fell on good ground and produced fruit in your life?
Scripture declares that the "SEED", which is the "Word of God", has the power to change your life.
In other words, the “Word of God” has the power to save our sin sick souls. This "Seed" has the power to save us from the penalty of sin and death if we could only believe it by faith, for without faith, it is impossible to please God.
John 1:1-In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Romans 1:16- For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. For it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
The "WORD" of God! The "SEED"!
Which ground has It fell upon in your life? Ponder this question on today for your future and eternal destination depends upon your answer and response to the hearing of the "WORD" that has been sown into your hearing on today.
Romans 10:17-Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the "Word Of God"!