As I was reading Matthew 13:8,9 in the New Living Translation, something ignited in my spirit.
“Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted! Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.”
I’ve taught and/or quoted this passage of scripture dozens, oftimes but on this particular occasion verse nine just leaped out at me.
“Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.”
My first thought was that not everyone hearing about sowing and reaping a harvest of thirty, sixty and the hundredfold return will understand.
Some people simply are not in a position mentally, emotionally or spiritually to hear this scriptural truth about sowing and reaping.