How does our spirituality compare to a seed placed in the soil? Let’s listen as Jesus explains the parable of the seed in Mark 4.
Jesus often told stories (called parables) to explain His message.
And, He used farming in many of these parables (rocky ground) because the people understood planting and harvesting.
These verses cover the parable of the seed and how it relates to the kingdom of God.
Where are you in your spiritual life? Where am I?
Take a moment to read how Jesus compares the kingdom of God to a seed planted in the ground.
The Parable of the Seed – 4 Seeds Story Told by Christ
And He was saying, “The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows—how, he himself does not know.
The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head.
But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.” – Mark 4:26-29 NASB
The kingdom of God, Jesus explains, is akin to that of a seed. It starts as a beginning. And then, without us knowing how or why, it grows to maturity and then is harvested.
What Does This Mean to Us?
Growing spiritually for us is similar to how a seed grows. It proceeds slowly, taking one process at a time, until we are finally mature enough to be harvested by God to become a part of His kingdom.
Rush, Rush, Rush
Everybody is in a hurry to get to heaven. So, many stop growing in Christ before they reach maturity.
I sometimes find myself in that situation. I want to understand it all – now!
But, if we listen to Scripture, we should take our time and grow at a steady pace. This way, we better understand what God wants us to do.
Let’s take a moment of pause to see where we are – and where we need to be in our spiritual life.
And, if all else fails, ask God.
Love in Christ
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