The sower sows the word. (Mark 4:14)
But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears to hear, let him hear! (Matt 13:8-9, emphasis added)
The phrase ears to hear explains the critical need for a teachable, hearing heart if the seed of Kingdom Truth is to be received and become fruitful in each one of our lives.
A teachable, hearing heart is one that is humble and contrite before God. It’s receptive to the Lord and able to be corrected, so that a complete lifestyle change may result. It values the Word of God above all else and desires to live in obedience to it.
You know your own heart! You know if you will listen and receive correction, or if you will get offended and turn away from God. Only you can make a change in your attitude, if you recognize that a change is necessary. Only you can say, “Yes, Lord, I hear and obey.” The choice is yours, alone. Our loving God will give you the grace and strength to turn your heart around, if that is necessary.
If you already have a teachable, hearing heart, then God rejoices over you! He will continue to enable you to fulfill your calling here on earth. (1 Tim 1:12)
It is by His grace that you are YOU! (1 Cor 15:10) Hurrah!