“Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path.

Matthew 13 :18 – 19

Jesus’ parables were not always easy to understand. He loved to teach in metaphors, because for some people who heard parables, they were able to understand Jesus’ teaching through parables. He would tell the parable, then he would go back and explain it, so that he made sure people fully understood what the lesson was.

One thing any teacher would most likely tell you is one of their greatest frustrations and fears is that their students don’t take anything from their teaching. Anyone who teaches people wants those people to take in what they are teaching, and apply it to their lives. They want people to understand and grasp what they are being taught.

Jesus taught people so that they would be able to live the life he was teaching them to live. He wants people to be grounded in the message of the gospel. If we don’t pay attention and ground ourselves in the good news of the gospel, we can be easily knocked off.

Prayer: Loving God, thank you for teaching us to live our lives following your ways. Thank you for doing everything possible for us to be able to understand your teachings. Help us to ground ourselves in your teaching. Help us to root ourselves in you, and live our lives from that way of living. Amen.

Action: Root yourself in the teaching of Jesus.

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