Vs. 11, “He replied, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.” The Kingdom of Heaven…Jesus is not talking about the saved church as we know it…Jesus is talking about all those who profess Jesus. Now, the cognitive word is “profess” for not all who profess are saved. God is sowing His word in the world and it depends upon the condition of our soil (our hearts) to receive it and let it grow! We all presuppose our soil is, of course, the good soil because we are saved….but we need to carefully reconsider our soil. Speaking of soil…when I first began eating apples as a child, I was simply amazed that these little small seeds in the apple could grow to produce that which I was eating! A seed looks so small and so defenseless…and that is a picture of the Christian. Yet plant that seed in good soil (God’s Word) and this once small seed can produce a tree bearing much fruit!