More Than a Lesson on Farming

The parables of Christ made people think that He meant something spiritual. For example, in Matthew 13:3-9 He delivered the parable of the sower, explaining how seed fell upon four different kinds of soil and what happened to the plants. He ended that parable, saying, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” (Matthew 13:9).
People knew Him to be a teacher of spiritual truths, not a teacher of the latest farming techniques. Yet, in the parable of the sower, He said nothing directly about spiritual things, but only spoke of seed, soil, and plants.
When He ended by saying that we need to listen to what He said, we need to do just that and contemplate what the parable could mean. Later, He gave the interpretation. We do not have to guess what everything means in the parable. What we have to do now is figure out where we fit into the parable.
Do you know your part?

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