The word of God is our anchor, our foundation. The parable of the sower:( Matthew 13:4) talks about when the sower went to sow some seeds and some fell on the roadside, but the fowls came and devoured them up. Many hear the word of God but they do not understand it. Then comes the devil and catches away that which was sown in the heart. In (Matthew 13:5-6) Some seed fell in stony places, which there was some soil for the seed. They sprang up but since there was not much soil they soon died. The sun rose and they were scorched. Many will hear the word of God and accept the Word with excitement and joy, but it is not rooted in their heart so when tribulation or persecution come, they stumble and soon he is no longer even obeying God. (Matthew 13:7) Some seed fell upon thorns, the seed sprung up and the thorns choked them where the seed fell, when it sprang up it died because you can’t love this world and love God. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot love the deceitfulness of riches, what you sow to the flesh will not only bring destruction, but your heart won’t receive the word, since your desires are more about yourself and not what the Lord wants for you. So, when you receive the word and the (seed) falls on good soil, then you’ll see fruit in that believer’s life because he didn’t let the lies of the devil get to his head. Instead he cast down every vain image that does not line up with the Word of God. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; They stood firm on the Word of God in the times of persecution and they were not moved by the storms of life but instead kept their eyes on Jesus! This parable of the sower is important in the believer’s life. In the Bible it says, many are called but few are chosen. Many just want to sit in service and yes, they hear the word of God but they want to do as they wish, and do not root the word in their hearts. Instead, they hear the word that is being preached just for the devil to come in and devour what they “try to take root in their hearts” l. Yet they don’t even have a close relationship with God. Many prefer the riches of this world as well, but in the Bible it says, (Matthew 6:19) Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: so why care so much for the things of this earth when the reward in heaven is so much more precious. God will take out the stony heart and put in a heart of flesh ( Ezekiel 11:19). Let him in your heart; let him change you from the inside out. The things of this world are not equal to anything that God promises us, he is so GOOD, His word is true. Let God’s word be rooted in your heart!!