Luke 8

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Luke 8 has Jesus telling the parable of the sower.  He describes four types of soil as He paints a picture of the hearts of man.  He describes them as:

  1. “some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it
  2. some fell on the rock, and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture
  3. some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it
  4. some fell into good soil and grew and yielded a hundredfold”

So we have the hard soil, the rocky soil, the weedy soil, and the good soil.  Each has it’s own characteristics, and the first three had a problem that led to an outcome where there was no yield.  Either the birds, drought or weeds prevented any kind of harvest.

The disciples aren’t exactly sure how to interpret what Jesus was…

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