“The Miracle of Love and Justice” John 3:16
Who sees into the depth of the human heart? We see only the outward appearance, but God sees the heart. For this, we can be thankful. God loves us so much that he will reveal our hearts to us. He will do even more. He will heal the deepest part of us so that we will live fruitful lives for him.
Jesus told a parable to give us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into God's view of human nature. Jesus took the time to carefully map out the various heart conditions within each of us. The reason for the parable is that God does not want to leave us alone. God is looking for fruitful disciples. A disciple is one who listens and obeys God's Word. This kind of obedience must begin in the heart.