In Matthew 13 we find a parable of Jesus about our heart conditions. He used the seed and soil to represent the word of God and our reception to the word. Jesus is calling us to examine our heart.
When you hear the Bible taught do you immediately dismiss it as outdated or fallacy? Or do you accept His principles but give up when you are asked to change your behavior? Only those who accept and do all that is asked of them will reap the total benefits of following Jesus.