Our Podcast series of the parable of the four soils has been a sobering look at us  (Christians )as the soils!  Amy and discuss how we personally have, at times been that shallow person, hardened to the word of God.

The Parable of the Sower (sometimes called the Parable of the Soils) is a parable of Jesus found in Matthew 13:1–23, Mark 4:1–20, Luke 8:4–15.

The Shallow Soil

The first soil mentioned in the Parable is the hard and shallow soil. 

What happens when we realize that we have hardened ourselves to the path that we think is correct?  The conversation between Amy and me about how we have been path (hardened people) has made us take a step back and look at how we as Christians should look at scripture.  

What is the spiritual meaning behind the Soils?

  Amy and me discuss the spiritual meaning behind each soil starting with the shallow soil in vs 4. 

We also look at the words of Christ as he relays the kingdom principles behind not becoming a path person.  Belinda breaks down Matthew 23 and the woes that Christ warned that about.  

  • Not allowing others to enter the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 23:17 )
  • Conversions that create followers of you instead of followers of Christ ( Matthew 23:15)
  • Blindly leading God’s people down a path of man-made traditions ( Matthew 23:16-22)
  • Involving yourself in every last little detail and ignoring what is really important: Justice, mercy, and Faith ( Matthew 23:23-24)
  • Keeping up appearances while your private world is corrupt.  ( Matthew 23:25-26)
  • Acting Spiritual to cover up sin ( Matthew 23:25-26)
  • Pretending to have learned from past history but your present behavior shows you have learned nothing. ( Matthew 23:29-36 )  *  All breakdowns of woes taken from the Life Application Study Bible


Listen now to our podcast and determine whether or not your spiritual life has become shallow and hard.

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