“The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled under foot and the birds of the air ate it up. “Other seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. “Other seed fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew up with it and choked it out. “Other seed fell into the good soil, and grew up, and produced a crop a hundred times as great.” As He said these things, He would call out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” – Luke 8:5-8
This is one of the few parables which is found in Luke, Mark and Matthews Gospel books, I believe that it’s importance was repeated for a very good reason, both applicable among the disciples of Christ’s day as well as among the modern disciple of today. All Christians (especially young ones) need discipleship, it is not an optional extra of the Christian life but an essential. In the wild, lions will pick off the young and the weak among their prey, our enemy who prowls around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8) is no different, those who are weak in their faith, knowledge or discernment are easy pickings for the enemies lies and deception.