The parable of the sower is the foundation of all parables. Jesus told his disciples if they never understood this parable they would not understand all other parables. Luke is precise yet meticulous in explaining this parable. Luke 8. The seed is the word of God. The seeds that fell by the way and eaten by the fowls of the air are the people that hear the word of God but the devil immediately steals it from their hearts. The word of God should never depart from our mouths. Joshua 1:8. The seeds that fell of the rocky ground are those that hear the word of God and receive it gladly but don't endure trials that come for the sake of the word. The seeds that fell on thorny ground are those that hear the word of God but the cares, riches and pleasures of this world choke the word of God. Those that fell on good ground are those that hear the word of God and bear fruit. It will not be smooth all through but those who wait upon the lord will renew their strength. Believe the word of God against all odds.