“Then He told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Matthew 13:3-8
In Matthew 13, The Lord Jesus told the parable of the sower in which He presents four different places on which the seed falls and produces varied results. The seed represents The Word Of God and the different places the state of our hearts. This parable shows us that in order for us to bear fruit, our hearts must be well disposed. For our hearts to be well disposed, we must listen and understand God’s Word so that the devil does not snatch it away from our hearts. We must keep It with faith so that it is rooted in our hearts. Therefore, in front of trials and persecutions, we are not going to give up. Moreover, our hearts must not be filled with worries and desires for wealth, otherwise we will be in conflict and these worries and desires will choke The Word. Finally, we must not only listen to The Word and understand it, but also put It into practice in order to bear fruit for God’s Glory.
Let us prepare our hearts to be well disposed, good soils that bear fruit so that the prophecy of Isaiah may not be applicable to us:
” For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’” Matthew 13:15