…Since they had no root they withered away. – Matthew 13:6 (NKJV)
Jesus told his disciples that not everyone would understand his parables. It was not that they could not intellectually understand them, but rather, their hearts were closed to what Jesus was saying. If we approach them with the conviction that we already know the answer, then we, too, may look but not see, listen but not hear or understand. God’s word can only take root in a receptive heart that is ready to believe and willing to submit. Are you teachable and eager to learn God’s truth?
Sue Breland, Worship for One Meditations of Inspiration & Encouragement ©