By Ellen G. White
In His parable of the sower, Christ specified the things that are dangerous to the soul. As recorded by Mark, He mentions the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things. Luke specifies the cares, riches, and pleasures of this life. These are what choke the Word, the growing spiritual seed. The soul ceases to draw nourishment from Christ, and spirituality dies out of the heart.
The cares of this life: No class is free from the temptation to worldly care. Toil, deprivation, and the fear of want bring perplexities and burdens to the poor. To the rich come fear of loss and a multitude of anxious cares. Many of Christ’s followers forget the lesson He
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Adapted from Christ’s Object Lessons, “Other Lessons from Seed Sowing,” by Ellen G. White.