Today the Scripture is going to focus upon the parable of the sower.
We are warned to be careful how we hear and what we hear because to whom much is given much will be required and to him who has much will be given and to him who has not (understanding) even that which he thinks he has will be taken away.
And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him.
And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities,, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance,
And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable:
A sower went out ot 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.
And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundred fold, And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God; but to others in parables; ;that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
Now this parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are coked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
But that on the good ground are they , which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.
For nothing is secret,that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be knon and come abroad.
Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.
From the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke