Matthew 13:20,21 “But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately it stumbles.”The stony heart is also a hard heart, one who is hard in his ways and will. This person has very superficial relationship with the Lord, where he has not allowed the word of God to get deep down in the heart to form a firm root that impacts his life through focus and obedience. It is a person who is rejoicing when everything is going well, but when the heat comes it immediately falls away from the truth of the word of God. Jesus said “If you continue in my word, you are my disciples indeed.”