The four types of soil in the parable of the sower are not all technically soil. The seed that the farmer sowed fell on four different places. They are: the way (no earth), rocky ground (little earth), under thorns and good ground.
But here are four named, one by the wayside, one rocky, one thorny, and a fourth the good ground.”
Explanation: Silt, clay and sand are the three main types of soil.
But the one who received the seed that fell on good ground is the man who hears the Word and understands It. He brings forth a harvest that is a hundred, sixty, or thirty times what was sown.” Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.” p>
So soil represents life on earth. In our human-centered worldview, in our education systems, in our science and technology, and in our universities, we have come to believe that soil simply means dirt and that dirt means dirt. But dirt is not dirty; Dirt is the source of life. Without dirt there is no life.
Jesus, Holy Spirit, Father, today I receive you anew and your inextinguishable life. I receive your kingdom, and your will be done on earth as in the kingdom of heaven. I rise once more to trust you in your mighty power and to unite my heart with your heart.
The combinations of these determine the properties of the floor – its texture, structure, porosity, chemistry and colour.
If we consider the composition of the soil, we can distinguish 6 main types: sand, clay, silt, chalk, peat and loam.
There are five main classes of structure in soils: flat, prismatic, columnar, granular and blocky. There are also structureless states. Some soils have a simple structure where each unit is a unit with no smaller units.
Clay is commonly found near freshwater lakes, ponds, or rivers. Soils in deserts and seacoasts are usually rich in sand.
Clay is earth that consists of very fine mineral particles and little organic material. The resulting soil is quite sticky as there isn’t much space between the mineral particles and it doesn’t drain well at all.
A good soil structure is soft and crumbly, with granular aggregates that hold together even in water. The floor structure can also be blocky, platy, columnar or structureless, e.g. B. a single-grain sand or a solid clay soil.
In Paul’s metaphor, we are all, each of us, farmers. We scatter spiritual seeds over the field of life, seeds of grace, joy, love, anger, hate, self. And as sure as the sun rises, these seeds will bear fruit at harvest time. The fruit they produce depends on the type of seed.