The Sower (Jesus) generously spreads seed among four different types of soils. Each type of soil represents the condition of the heart of the receiver. While each soil type holds significance, the greatest significance is the importance of the Sower. Regardless of the condition of the soil, the Sower (Jesus) still spreads the seed. He did not judge it, rebuke it, or even rescue it, which He is capable of. He simply spread out the seed.
As followers of Christ, Jesus’s example instructs us on how to share about Him with others. Generously. We don’t get to decide or choose or pick what type of soils others’ hearts represent, we simply have the opportunity to share who God is with others around us.
In Luke 5:31, Jesus says, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” This first type of soil symbolizes those whose hearts are not ready or open to Christ. The seed falls, and Satan comes to steal it away. This type of soil can look like hearing God’s word but not responding to what God has to say. How is Jesus (the Sower) asking you to respond?