Re: Verse reading–Matthew 13:1-23 (day seven)
“Seeing, they do not see; and hearing, they do not hear or understand.– v 13.
Old joke. Farmer goes to New York City. Sees a huge office building. “How many people work in this building?”, he asks an man walking out the front door. “About half of them.” says the man.
Old truth. Unchanging. Preacher steps up to a pulpit. Huge crowd. How many people really hear what the Lord is saying? Understand what the Lord is requiring? “About one fourth of them”, says Jesus.
Probably can’t be reduced to percentage. Even so, it is a sad story. MANY people don’t hear God. Either can’t or won’t. More the second than the first.
But some do. SOME DO! And so, “the sower went out to sow” v 3. Even with a 1 in 4 success rate, it is worth it to the Lord.
Let him who has ears, hear what the Lord is saying to the churches.