A man named Nicodemus came to Jesus by night. Perhaps he was afraid of criticism or he had a desire for a private conversation, or maybe he wanted to know more before committing himself to Jesus Christ. In any event, he came and asked Jesus some questions.
Imagine a man calling on you to help him lift a load on his head and at the same time is struggling to carry it all by himself without waiting for your response. It reveals his distrust in your willingness to help him. His call for help and the action of trying to carry it by himself without waiting for your reaction, are very contradictory.
Our hearts and words are referred to as soil and seed respectively in Jesus’ parable of the sower in Luke 8:5–15.Here, Jesus Christ taught about a sower who went out to sow his seed.