Matthew 13:3-7 …Behold, a sower went forth to sow; (4) And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side…(5) Some fell upon stony places…(7) And some fell among thorns…
Some of the seeds mentioned here, while being sown in a field, fell among the wayside, stony places, and thorns. The seeds were not meant for these areas, but some of them landed there anyway.
So it is that, when the word of God is being sown like seeds, some teachings may seem to be specific only to certain people’s lives, but everyone there is hearing the same word. Just because something doesn’t seem to be for you doesn’t mean you don’t need to hear it or that you can’t benefit from it.
There do not have to be any wasted seeds when it comes to the word of God. Any message we hear preached can work for our education and edification if we’ll allow it!
-Bread in the Wilderness Devotional Readings