by Steve Wagers

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Why Some Just Never Get It (1 of 6)
Series: What Jesus Has to Say About It
Steve Wagers
Matthew 13:1-23


A few years ago, a high school teacher, who realized he shouldn't have been teaching high school, ran into a serious problem with those he was trying to teach. He was assigned to teach a course filled to the brim with students who did not want to learn. In fact, it was one of those classes where you had to arrive early to get a back seat. A couple of them arrived late and were stuck on the front row, but they could have cared less what the subject was.

One day, the teacher finally got fed up with their indifference, and apathy. So, he grabbed a piece of chalk, whirled around the chalkboard, and began to slash away in big, foot-high letters the word "A-P-A-T-H-Y." He underlined it twice, then slammed a huge exclamation point on it that broke the chalk as he hammered it against the board.

Suddenly, one of the students up front frowned as he struggled to read the word. Unable to pronounce it, he leaned over to his friend, and asked, "What is 'a-paythee?" His friend yawned back with a sigh, "Who cares!" 1

Have you ever wondered why it is that some just never get it? By that, I mean, how the gospel can preached, and the lost remain lost.? How the convicting power of the Holy Spirit can draw, plead, and woo only to be turned down, and cast aside? How the infallible truths of the Word of God are preached, and people that aren't right, do not get right; and, those that are right, do not stay right? Well, in my years of ministry, I have found that this is the million-dollar question, "Why don't some people ever get it?"

Less I portray a pessimist, I am not. However, I do know that the days in which we live are difficult days. They are difficult for the sinner, and they are difficult for the saint. In fact, I think of some startling statistics I read recently that drove this point home to me, in regards to attitudes towar ...

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