8But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop:
The fourth soil was receptive to the seed and received it without any qualification. The soil was totally responsive to the seed. This soil was totally prepared for fertilization.
some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
The fourth environment for growth of seed was good soil. Three of the four sowings did not bear fruit; however, sowing seed on receptive ground did bear fruit.
Jesus interpreted this parable in verse 23. Some people have fertile reception towards Jesus. These are people who indeed have an ear to hear.
But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” Mt 13:23
Note the descending numbers. The “hundredfold” are great producers of the Christian life. Those who bear “sixty” and “thirty” produce less than some.
We can rest assured that some will reject our message.
Pastors, Sunday school teachers, and parachurch workers sometimes become discouraged due to lack of response to their message. Our Lord predicted that there would be different kinds of responses to the message. It is not our responsibility to guarantee the response. Our responsibility is to present the gospel in its clarity with sensitivity and let the chips fall where they may.