How Do You Value Your Seed? Pt4
8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
My granddad used to grow different vegetables and fruit when we were younger. Some seasons produced a large crop and others…well not so much. While we planted the seed and/or vines for the things to grow, we would check the soil to see if it was good. After everything was planted, he would water the crops every now and then and check on them from time to time to see how they were growing. Around harvest time, he would be able to tell us how the crops would be and roughly the time he would put us to work. After the crop was done, he would do, what he called, “rotate the fields”. Meaning if he had sweet potatoes growing on a particular field, the next season it would be corn, then beans, then sugar cane, etc. But it seemed that every time he planted something, food would be produced. That food produced other things for the family (cane syrup and sugar, sweet potato pies, etc., and revenue) all because of the soil from which it came from.
Think as your life as soil…I mean we did come from the dust (Genesis 2:7). Hear you are in the garden of life and God has planted you here to produce. Yeah, some of the seeds didn’t fall in the good dirt. Some have fallen on hard times, some fell right on the edge and are swaying back and forth; they have the word, but the world has them too. But the good dirt…is being cultivated. You don’t even realize the seasons you have been able to produce…yeah, some were REAL GOOD and some were not what you expected, but you made it through. Then He started rotating the crops on you…transforming you to other things and you bucked at first, but it was good dirt. Not only did you produce from that, but you were able to do other things with your seed. You helped your sister understand the blessing she was receiving, you spoke life to a friend that was down, or you simply said “thank you” and smiled at the store clerk having a bad day. The dirt you were in was good dirt; even the dirt people were throwing on you was turning up good. What do I mean…you would not have left that dead end job, had they not tried to accuse you of something. Yes, your harvest has produced some great results…so what’s next? Will, you continue to be rotated…will you continue to produce…will you continue to be used as good dirt?
This seed is being handled properly. It is being carefully tended to, getting the nourishment it needs and bringing forth a harvest. This seed is being covered and being useful. This seed knows what to do, how to do and can show others as well. This seed has the promise of never being in lack. David said he has never seen the righteous forsaken or his seed, his offspring, his generations begging bread. Notice verse 23, four things happened with this seed: 1) heard the word (faith cometh by hearing…), 2) understood the word (in all your getting, get understanding), 3) bore fruit (producing in season and out), and 4) brought an increase (He will open the windows of heaven…). When you place a good value on your seed, good things will come.