Jesus often taught in parables – simple stories with deep spiritual truths. Only those who have the Holy Spirit to teach them can understand and apply His parables. Matthew 13 contains several of Jesus’ well-known parables, one of which was about a farmer who scattered seed onto different kinds of soil. The seed represented God’s Word, and the soils represented those who hear the Word. We should always look for the central truth of each parable.
Seeds, Soils and Sons