7And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them.
And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them.
The third bad environment for seed to grow is among thorns. In this case, the seed did germinate and grow for a while, but thorns eventually choked the growth to death.
We find the interpretation of this verse in verse 22.
Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares [worries, carries anxiety] of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. Mt 13:22
The person in this parable is a believer who initially responds to the Word but lets the cares of the world choke out the message.
Worry can crowd out the Word.
Worry is a great enemy of the believer. Anxiety begins to get to these people. They have an inverted scale of values, for money controls their choices. These are people who do not mix the Word with faith and are not very productive in their Christian lives.
The Word of God becomes crowed out in this situation. It is easy to let the details of life crowd out what is most important. Thorns represent love of the world over Jesus.