Last month we talked about the different types of hearts based on the parable Jesus tells in Matthew 13:1-8:
"A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears, let him hear."
So why does Jesus tell this parable? What is the connection between obedience and our hearts?
Obedience in the Christian life is very different than obedience in any other religion. God is not just after your actions, He is after your heart. Obedience doesn’t start with what we do (our actions), obedience begins with our desires(our hearts). God knows that when He has your heart, He has you.