I find myself with a bit of a crazy life. I went digging through the archives for something good to share today and found this. It is right out of the middle of a series on the parable of the Wheat and Tares, but it stands alone nicely. If you want to dig into this parable, you can head here for the first one in the series.
He presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one” (Matthew 13:24, 38 NASB)
Another simple one today – Seed.
The Greek word pretty much preaches itself: the Greek word for seed is sperma.
Here are a couple excerpts from Thayer’s Lexicon (skipping the human seed definitions)
- the seed i.e. the grain or kernel which contains within itself the germ of the future plants
- whatever possesses vital force or life giving power
- of divine energy of the Holy Spirit operating within the soul by which we are regenerated
In the last parable – (the Parable of the Soils) the seed was the Word of God planted in us to impregnate us with truth and the life of God.
Boy – that’ll preach brother Ben.
In this parable the good seed are the sons of the kingdom.
So here it is:
- First the Word of Life – the seed (sperma) of the Lord – bursting with new, wonderful, abundant life – is planted in your heart
- You become pregnant – bursting with new, wonderful, abundant life.
- Then you (sperma) are in turn planted in the earth – bursting with new, wonderful, abundant life.
I love that the Word is seed in me, and I am seed in the world. I am God’s method of bringing that seed (His word – bursting with new, wonderful, abundant life) to a lost and dying world.
Are you wiling to be planted?
It does mean you will have to die, so others can have life.
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. (John 12:24 NASB)
Today is a great day to die! Just think of the new, wonderful, abundant life you will be creating! [Tweet This]
See you tomorrow.
Thayer’s Lexicon via BlueLetterBible.org