Mark 4-7 (The Daily Walk Bible).
How is your soil?
The key in the parable of the sower is the soil and its condition. Jesus interprets the various elements of the parable (sower = teacher; seed = Word of God; soil = us), but He says something else later on that may help us to understand it better: “Then he added, ‘Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given—and you will receive even more. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them’” (Mark 4:24-25).
So, how is your soil?!? Is it ready to receive God’s Word? Are we ready to listen? Are we ready to let it challenge us? Are we ready to obey?