A Few Thoughts on the Parable of the Sower

A few thoughts on the parable of the sower
Matthew 13: 1-23
Mark 4: 1-20
Luke 8: 4-15
Note: Read Mark 4: 1-20
In John 15; 8 Jesus says ‘This is how my Father shows who he is--when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples’ (MSG).  
The MKJV says, ‘In this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, so you shall be my disciples.’
In fact the whole chapter is devoted to fruit bearing, and fruit bearing is essentially to do with multiplication.
Multiplication is a divine principle, a theme which runs through the Bible. For example He promised the Israelites to bring them from the land of Egypt into a land that ‘flowed with milk and honey.’ You remember that when the 12 chosen leaders spied out the land of Canaan, they reported that it was a land that indeed ‘flowed with milk and honey’, and they brought back, amongst other things, a cluster of grapes which they carried o a pole between two people. I believe that they did this not just to prevent the grapes from bruising, but also because it was unusual in size and therefore awkward to be carried by one person (Numbers 13).
A few more examples:
 Genesis 26 – Isaac sowed and, in the same year, he received 100%, because he did what the Lord told Him to do.
 Isaiah 9:7 –It is prophesied of Jesus that there would not be an end to the increase of His government or rule. Paul says of Him that ‘every knee shall bow, every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God our Saviour’ (Philippians 2:9-11).
 John 15: 1, 2 – He prunes the vine that it might bear more fruit.
I cannot help but believe that God is not tight–fisted; rather He is very open handed to all mankind but especially to those who obey Him.

Part B
In the parable of the sower, the Lord Jesus Christ is showing us how we can arrive at the point where we are able to bear or produce a lot of fruit to demonstrate the character of God.   I would like us to have this at the back of our minds as we progress to the...