Matthew 13:4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
Way side = path, trench, traveled road, hard ground that has been traveled much.
Devoured = (compare to how Satan is) leaving nothing, greedy, aggressive, grasping, unquenchable, gluttonous, massive, (NOTE: Satan is never pacified nor satisfied).
Matthew 13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and
aunderstandeth not, then cometh the wicked and bcatcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. (Note: Mark adds 'lest they should believe and be saved.' There are some who fear the gospel and do not allow the 'seed' to take root lest they should hear and be converted.)
They hear the word but don't understand it. The temptations of Satan blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts. (See 1 Nephi 12:17)
Catcheth = sin, bondage, darkness, not acquainted with HIS voice. They are easily swayed from the truth.
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Note - This series is ongoing. As I learn more, I will provide updates.
With love and gratitude,
Each of us lead a life filled with miracles, we just need to pause and see them! What's new and good with you?