Let us muse again today from Matthew 13:20-21 and the theme of Jesus the king. Our text for today teaches about the stony place seed. We have the same sower, Jesus and the same seed, the Word of God but with drastically different results. The seed is received with joy. This seems like a promising convert. How many of us who share our faith have such results. The seed just lies on the surface it has no roots and endures but a while. When trouble comes the professor is offended and gone. May I remind us that only a sovereign God cause the Word of God to take root in the soul of a lost sinner.