Luke 8:4 And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable:
Parables are stories thrown along side a spiritual truth, to make it understood from a natural viewpoint, using familiar things to illustrate Spiritual truths.
Luke 8:5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
The seed is the word of God sown on different soil ( hearts.)
Luke 8:6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
The soil was too hard and rocky. Sin hardens the heart
Heb 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
Eph 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Eph 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Luke 8:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
The seed had no chance to grow with so many thorns around it. The thorn bush is representing cursed ground. The heart too was cursed because of Adam's sin.
Luke 8:8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Good soil receives the seed (Word) and brings a harvest.
Can you hear this story with spiritual ears? Eaglewings Daily Bible