One of the most impressive lessons that Jesus ever delivered is that of the Parable of the Sower. A parable is story that has a higher meaning. In this case Jesus explained to his followers what that meaning is. You are encouraged to read this in Luke 8:4-15. Jesus said a farmer went about sowing his seed for a crop, but as he used the broadcast method, the seed went in all directions, falling on different kinds of soil. The results showed up as extending from 0 to 100 percent. But Jesus was talking about a higher calling than simply putting little seeds in the soil. He explains, “The seed is the Word of God.” (verse 11). That’s that! The different kinds of seed reception and crop production are seen in verses 12 to 15. Some people are robbed by the devil and they never get to believe. Others are quick and happy to receive the Word but do not mature, being rootless. Still others find themselves chocked by worries and the riches and pleasures of this life. They too cannot reach maturity. Now hear this cogent statement from the lips of our Lord. He said that the seed (the Word of God) when planted in good soil (honest and good hearts) will produce followers faithful to the end.
Now…. When we are trying to reach the goal (below) who are we looking for? Any? All? Perhaps. But don’t be fooled by outward appearance or what it appears they have to offer. LOOK FOR GOOD AND HONEST HEARTS