And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. (Luke 8:8, 15 KJV
The fruitful, good soil of the heart is much more than simply being a nice person. It is even more than being pure in heart. The good soil of the heart is only possible because of the work of the Word of God in that heart. The word translated "having heard" is akouō
will that obeys.akouō katechō
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