In the Parable of the Sower, we find the first group that hears the word of the kingdom – the way side. These born-again children of God have a problem – they hear the word, but they don’t “understand” it. Before they can understand it, the devil comes to confuse them before they press into the kingdom. When we preach the gospel, we can bring God’s children from darkness to light, from the influence of Satan to Christ, and to the joy and salvation that the gospel gives to the Lord’s little children.