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Apr 15, 2015

HOST: Michael Whitworth

And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

This kingdom parable is short and simple and has a very straightforward point. In gardening, your chore is to plant and harvest. Everything that happens between those two tasks is largely out of your control. Sure, you might pull some weeds, give some water, or apply some other type of maintenance from time to time. But the actual processes of growth and production of fruit are things that we cannot control or even fully understand. Jesus says that this is also true of the kingdom of God. Our duty is to plant the seed. How that seed (the word of God) germinates, sprouts, grows, and produces fruit in the life of a person is not within our ability to control or understand. Ours is simply to sow the seed and then do what we can to water and nurture it, understanding that it is God who will bring about the increase (1 Corinthians 3:6).

Why do you think God gives us the responsibility of sowing the seed?

 

Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!

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