Matthew 13:19-23 – WHICH HEART IS YOURS?
Jesus’ explanation of the sower and the soils (Matthew 13:3-9) leads us to ask what kind of heart we have for the reception of God’s Word.
AM I HARD-HEARTED?
Matthew 13:18-19 – Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.  When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
AM I HALF-HEARTED?
Matthew 13:20-21 – But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;  Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
AM I HERE-HEARTED? (Concerned for the affairs of this life and not the next.)
Matthew 13:22 – He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
AM HEAVENLY- (or WHOLE-) HEARTED?
Matthew 13:23 – But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.