Jesus’ parable of the sower in Matthew 13 both confronts and comforts us.
For us who listen to his words, this parable confronts our hearts by challenging us to examine if we are bearing fruit in obedience or not.
For us who preach the gospel to others, it comforts us by encouraging us not to neglect or be weary of sharing the gospel to others.
And as we do, we must focus on being faithful, not being successful. Our confidence must not be on our own ability but on the power of the gospel and the sovereignty of God in salvation.