The parable of the sower seems clear enough. Those who bear a hundred-fold with endurance are saved. There are a variety of reasons why the others don't:
- Immediate distractions steal the word.
- Heart hearts don't support the word for long.
- The word gets choked out by the cares of the world.
When Jesus is in the boat it will not sink. What a great thing to remember and what an easy thing to forget. The appropriate response to his intervention is fear and amazement.