Remember the parable about the 4 types of ground that had seeds sown into them?
While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds of the air ate it up. Some fell on rock, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.” Luke 8:4-8
There are many sermons and articles written on these 4 types of ground that go into great detail about lessons to learn. Generally, the ground represents the condition of our heart towards God and the seeds are the words He speaks to us. Today I am going to offer up to you a quick modernized version in American Slang for your enjoyment of this parable.
The 4 Types of Ground in Modern American Language
1 – Rock – No Way Dude!
2 – Shallow Soil/Along the Path – Sounds Cool! It’s not going to be hard is it?
3- Thorns – No Problem Man! It’s next on my list.
4 – Good Soil – OK, I will do it.
How do we know what kind of soil or heart we have towards God? Check out the responses above. Which one do you use when the Holy Spirit speaks to you? I am not going to tell you what I say most of the time! I’m too embarrassed. What’s your response?