Q. For some time, I have been pondering the parable of the sower and the seed (Matt. 13:1-9), wondering what Jesus meant when He said some seeds would yield “a hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.” I’m hoping I have “ears to hear”. Please help me to “hear”.
A. When Jesus explained the parable of the sower and the seed to His disciples (Matt. 13:18-23) He said the seed that fell on good soil represents those who hear His word and understand it. He said people like this would produce a crop yielding 100, 60, or 30 times what was sown. I thinks this means that while the “yield” differs from person to person, everyone who hears the word and understands it is fruitful. The only variable is the size of the yield.