Notes from Luke 8:4-15

This section goes over the parable of the sower. It also explained why Jesus told parables in order to fulfill Isaiah 6:9 “Seeing they may not see, And hearing they may not understand”.

Jesus explains to the desciples that they are to be given understanding and knowledge about the kingdom of God, but everyone else will receive parables.

In this parable:

A sower goes out to sow his seed, but some falls by the wayside and it gets trampled down and the birds come and devour it. Some falls on rock and as soon as it springs up, it withers away because it lacks moisture. Some falls among thorns and the thorns spring up with it and chock it. Other seed falls on good ground and spings up and yields a crop 100 fold.

Jesus goes on to explain to his disciples the meaning of the parable to be:

The seed is the WORD of God.

The seeds by the wayside = The people who hear the WORD but then the devil comes and takes the WORD out of their hearts preventing them from being saved.

The seeds on the rock = The people who hear the WORD and receive it with joy and believe for a while, but in a time of temptation fall away.

The seeds in the thorns = The people who when they heard the WORD go out and are chocked with the cares, riches, and pleasures of life and bring no fruit to maturity.

The seeds on the good ground = The people who having heard the WORD with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.

Praise be to God.


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