Mark 4:6 But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away.
Jesus began to teach the people in parables. He used everyday illustrations that the people would understand. In the parable of the sower He told of how seeds were sown. Depending on the soil they landed on determined what they would produce. The seed that landed among the rocks began to grow quickly. The seed had gone barely below the surface. Consequently when it sprang up the sun scorched it and it withered.
Sadly some are like that in their relationship to the Lord. It’s a surface relationship only. They were excited about what they heard. They were enthusiastic about the prospects. The only problem was there was no real depth. Due to the lack of depth in God’s Word when trials, persecution, or temptations come they go backward.
How important it is for us to sink our roots deep into the Word of God. The Bible promises that we will not wither. There is a fresh supply of living water that can nourish us even in times of spiritual drought.