What if i heard this parable:
Mark 4:2-9 (ESV2011)
2 And he was teaching them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them:3 “Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow.4 And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.5 Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil.6 And when the sun rose, it was scorched, and since it had no root, it withered away.7 Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain.8 And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.”9 And he said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
What do I think it means pretending not to hear and know the explanation?
The guy is planting and wants the seed to grow:
Be careful not to put seed on paths.
Get rid of rocks.
Weed out thorns.
The last line makes me wonder. What do I hear in the Spirit?
‘The soil is my heart’ keeps resounding – i think it is because I know the explanation. Perhaps not.
Mark 4:20 (ESV2011)
20 But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.”
Eternal Father, help me to hear and accept YOur word.