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The Good Seed – Wheat and Tares – Part 5


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]

BenThanks for stopping by today.

See you tomorrow.


Field photo credit: downhilldom1984 via photopin cc

Seed photo credit: Martin LaBar (going on hiatus) via photopin cc

Thayer's Lexicon via

0 thoughts on “The Good Seed – Wheat and Tares – Part 5

      1. Greisy

        We moved most of our stuff last weekend - what was supposed to be a 5 hour drive turned into a 9 hour "adventure." But most everything is done... This weekend we'll make the final drive down to stay. Thanks for asking 🙂

  1. Caddo Veil

    Another good teaching, Ben--it's the first time I heard it put this way, and I'm kind of reveling in the idea that women can also be carriers of (His) seed. Women often feel like 2nd-class citizens, so this is quite Holy Spirit empowering. God bless you and the fam--love, sis Caddo

    1. Ben Nelson

      I am so glad to hear that - and I know what you mean. Some day i will talk about the woman at the well - this woman of questionable repute turns the city upside down.

      I have seen some women in power places of ministry bring huge glory to God, and glad to stir it up!

      thanks much Sis.

  2. Debbie

    I just love how God works . . .like a domino affect. Thank you and God bless you as you teach us to be the joyful willing seed bearers He wants us to be!


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