- The circumstances when Jesus told the parables to the crowds
- The parable of the sower
- The reason why Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables
- The meaning of the parable of the sower
- The parable of the tares of the field
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and [their] ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and should understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
We should be diligent to listen and do what the Lord convicts us of, even if we don't feel like it. If we don't listen, we'll lose our opportunity. If we do listen, He will give us more opportunities.