Matthew 13:3-8 The Parable of the Sower, the Seed and the Soils Matthew 13:18-23 Jesus explains the parable. The variable in Jesus’ story is the soil. Some seed fell on the hard soil of the path. Spiritual growth in my life requires that I be like soft soil. Some seed fell where the soil is shallow and rocky. Is the soil of your life deep enough to support sustained growth? Jesus invited us: Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 Some seed fall among weeds and were choked out. Hoarder Dies After Floor Collapses Under Weight Of Debris Inside Connecticut Home Spiritual growth can be choked out by other things. The incredible harvest! The fruitfulness that God desires for His kingdom and for His people is beyond human comprehension or ability.