Tuesday, November 5, 2013

+DEV+ Keep Planting Those Seeds

Date: November 5, 2013 10:53 PM
Topic: +DEV+  Keep Planting Those Seeds

Keep Planting Those Seeds

"Then Jesus asked, 'What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed...'" (Luke 13:18-19)

Scripture Focus: Luke 13:10-19

In Southern California plants struggle for existence. The heat and frequent droughts make it hard for them to flourish. But one plant that has no problems growing here is mustard. It thrives in the very conditions that kill other plants. If you pull it out of your garden, it will return next year. The wind and the birds will plant those tiny seeds all over for you.

When Jesus made the statement quoted above, it was after a religious leader tried to stop Him from spreading the kingdom of God. But Jesus compared the kingdom of God to a mustard seed. The mustard seed grows from a tiny seed into a huge plant. No one can eradicate it because the seeds are so productive. Likewise, the kingdom of God cannot be stopped because just a little bit of it is so powerful. Jesus kept planting seeds, and look what has happened!

Many today would like to stop the spread of the Gospel. They work hard to discredit Jesus and His followers. But the Gospel keeps going forward as we keep spreading those tiny seeds.

Insight: Nothing can stop the spread of Christ's kingdom. It thrives even in impossible situations. Keep planting those seeds!

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