“The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.” - Luke 8:12
Things left on the side of the road are easy prey for robbers. C.S. Lewis said,
“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.”
Satan would not try to take the Word away from our hearts if it weren’t important. While God’s heart is to draw people to Himself, the devil is fervently seeking to steal people away from knowing the LORD.
Some people have heard of God and live around Christians but still do not receive Jesus as their savior. Maybe one of these people is your parent or a sibling or a co-worker.
If you know someone scattered along the path of life, pray for them.
LORD, thank you for your Word. Help me to hide Your Word in my heart and never let it go. Change the hearts of those who would reject you. Gather the scattered seeds and plant them away from the Enemy’s reach.