Essay on The Parable Of The Sower

1259 Words Sep 22nd, 2016 6 Pages
The Bible is interpreted through many different lenses. These lenses are brought on by different world events, and a believer 's own culture and personal beliefs. There are many ways to interpret God’s gospel and individuals chose what they want to believe thus yielding individualism. In this scripture however, this idea is explained through Matthew’s interpretation of Jesus’ parable. In the Parable of The Sower, written by Matthew, Jesus uses four different soils and a seed as a symbolize and warn that society must open up their hearts to truly accept the Word of God. Jesus, through Matthew, illustrates the vital fact that God is is always there if individuals are willing to truly listen to the gospel. The Parable of the Sower concerns a sower who scatters seed, which falls on four different types of ground. The hard ground “by the wayside”prevents the seed from sprouting at all, and the seed becomes nothing more than bird food (Matthew 13:5). The stone ground provides enough soil for the seeds to germinate and begin to grow, but because there is “no deepness of earth,” the plants do not take root and are soon withered in the sun (Matthew 13:20) The thorny ground allows the seed to grow, but the competing thorns choke the life out of the beneficial plants. The good ground receives the seed and bares many fruit. This parable is teaches the readers and listeners how different individuals interpret the gospel. Some take it to heart (the nourished ground perfect for bearing…

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