"... ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might
turn and be forgiven!"
On the northwest side of the Sea of Galilee is a little cove with amazing acoustics. Near the best fishing on the lake, the place where Jesus called most of the disciples, one can speak from a boat and be clearly heard up on the hillside. Before Jesus started talking to the huge crowd gathered, He stepped into Peter’s fishing boat and pushed out into the water here to keep from being trampled on.
“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” He had just shared the parable of the scattered seed and then explained the meaning privately to the disciples. Satan would come and take away some of the seed before it took root. For some, the seed would be received with joy, yet when trouble and persecution would come, they’d quickly fall away. With others, the word would be choked out by the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth, and worldly desires. When the seed does grow, however, it will reproduce 30, 60, or even 100 times what was scattered. Our great Savior is still sowing seeds in His people today!
LORD, MAY THE WEEDS OF LIFE NOT SUFFOCATE YOUR WORD OF LIFE IN ME, BUT MAY IT GROW FREELY AND BEAR MUCH FRUIT.