Jesus used the sower, the seed and the soil to teach about mankind’s reception of God’s Word. There are many who hear God’s Word, but very few live it. Some accept it for a short time, only to allow sin and self to choke out the Word. In this parable Jesus makes some important points before He really begins to impart, into the understanding of His disciples, the meaning and the significance of this parable,
In the Parable of the Prodigal Son Jesus emphasizes the importance of a lost soul returning to the heavenly Father.
In the Parable of the Vine and Branches we see that the new birth is not the end, but rather the beginning of a new life abiding in Christ.
In the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus we see that we all have a choice concerning our eternal destiny - whether we will have God's heavenly reward or the fiery destructionof the wicked after death. This parable paints a graphic picture of what Hell is going to be like.