Unlimited: The Parable of the Growing Seed

Mar 15, 2024 2012

The Parable of the Growing Seed

The Parable of the Growing Seed: He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know-how. All by itself, the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come” (Mark 4:26-29, NIV).

Now Jesus tells a parable about how the kingdom of God grows. The parable of the growing seed is an important one with a beautiful lesson for us.

What does the Parable of the Growing Seed teach us?

The seed is the Word of God, and the man who scatters seed on the soil is Jesus.

We’ve seen previously that we are the soil on which Jesus scatters his Word, and of course, we want to be the good soil.

The Word of God is powerful in and of itself. That’s why, once the seed has been scattered, it grows and develops by itself. The first lesson of this parable is this “all by itself” principle: that if we let God do his work in our lives, there’s no need for us to do the work. If we are the willing “the good soil,” then God’s work in our lives will happen “all by itself.”

The other important lesson of the parable of the growing seed is that the result of God’s work, in the lives of people, is perfect at every stage of development, although it might not be complete.

So, at first, the stalk is perfect, then the head of grain, and then the full kernel of grain in the head itself is also perfect.

If we are allowing God to do his work in us, then God sees us as perfect at every stage of our growth in him.

– Eliezer Gonzalez

Eli’s Reflection: Find a quiet spot, and thank God right now that he is perfectly working in your life, and that despite your struggles and your feelings, he also sees you as perfect at every stage of your spiritual growth. Ask him to keep your heart tender and to make you the good soil for his glory and kingdom!

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Mar 16, 2024

Dig Turn Till You dig, turn and till, prepare the soil to be sown with Your Word The arduous task not without the removal of deeply imbedded sin Addictions, habits, that have taken root in our lives You dig, turn and till, preparing the way for your seed to be sown And in every lifestage watch it grow, unto the transformation Of the heart, new life unfolding - the stake the cross the head Fufilled complete in the development of Your Word I beseech Thee, dig, turn and till Sow Your Word in me, O Lord until I am complete in Your Love - Walking close with You always. Thank You. Amen.


Mar 15, 2024

Dear Lord God, thank you and thank you Lord Jesus, Amen


Nov 1, 2023

Thank you for sharing this teaching. It really is one of the best. Ahoh, Ketchakah


Dec 7, 2022

Thank you for this gentle reminder that God is always a head of us. He knows how long each stage of our growing to a full harvest will take. I often forget this. God Bless and keep the family of God. Let us bring His light forward in these uncertain times.

Aaron Tata ndi

Nov 25, 2020


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