The Parable of the Sower tells us that the response people will have to the truth of God's Word will be negative. The Parable of the Tares tells us what will happen to these negative responses.
Do you eagerly accept a difficult assignment? Jesus tells his followers in all generations, that their assignment includes rejection and hostility. It is a difficult assignment, and one that is the most important!
Jesus prepares the apostles for hands on ministry, which includes principles for us to live by today. We too, are challenged to serve the Lord and others with our one and only life.