Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
And what was sown upon the rocky soil means the man who hears the message and at once accepts it joyfully,
It is so too with the ones sown on the rocky ground; they gladly accept the message as soon as they hear it,
for Herod stood in awe of John, knowing that he was an upright and holy man, and he protected him. And when he heard him talk he was very much disturbed, and yet he liked to hear him.
He was the lamp that burned and shone, and you were ready to be gladdened for a while by his light.
You senseless Galatians! Who has bewitched you, when you had Jesus Christ shown crucified right before your eyes?
What has become of that satisfaction of yours? For I can bear witness that you would have torn out your very eyes, if you could, and given them to me!
and through your faith to let Christ in his love make his home in your hearts. Your roots must be deep and your foundations strong,
You must be rooted and built up in him and made strong in faith, just as you were taught to be, overflowing with it in your gratitude.
They are stains on your religious meals, where they carouse together, boldly attending to no one but themselves; rainless clouds driven before the wind; leafless trees without fruit, doubly dead, and uprooted;