The Gospel of Mark 4:1-34
Not everyone who follows after Jesus follows Him for the right reasons. Some look for His miracles—their interest isn’t in Him, His teaching, or the Word of God, but in what He could do for them. When they hear the Word of God clearly, they are accountable to it. That’s why Jesus said to “Take heed what you hear.” It’s great when people are attracted to Jesus—but if their focus is on what He can do for them instead of Who He is, they will not follow Him for long.