The sower

It all seems fairly clear. Not only did this help them make a connection between their everyday lives and spiritual truth, but it also gave these truths sticking power. The parable of the sower warns us of circumstances and attitudes that can keep anyone who has received the seed of the gospel message from bringing forth a goodly harvest.

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Even the disciples appear not to understand. Jesus himself goes on to explain the meaning of the parable. So I went ahead and planted in stony ground.

In the parable, the seed that is sown on the path is not able to penetrate the ground because of the constant use. The parable as it currently stands in Mark thus functions as a prophetic warning to those who do not listen, understand, and act the first three seedsbut the primary emphasis seems to be a prophetic proclamation of the ultimate success of those who do, who are comparable to the holy seed, or remnant, of Israel implied in Isa The seed that fell on the rocky ground represents the person who hears the word and receives it with great enthusiasm and zeal.

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Jesus says he teaches in parables because many are opposed to his direct teachings. And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.

The sower sows the word.

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It sends out a root that takes hold, a beautiful plant grows, and it produces fruit. The harvest could be said to be our good works and faith, which are given for the nourishment of the world. Jesus said as much in the Great Commission: "Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Young people, if that teaching seems too general, here is a specific example. As we are all aware, Jesus praised the good Samaritan, who used the same coinage to serve his fellowman that Judas used to betray his Savior. Jesus promises us that "In this world you will have trouble. My father and mother planted a big garden every year.

The analogies within the interpretation are also inconsistent. Thankfully, Jesus interprets the parable of the sower for us.

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