Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed.” – [Matthew 13:1-9]
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In Part one of this 2-part series of articles on “The Sower’s Seed,” we take a look at what this seed represents.
The Parable of the Sower talks about a farmer’s seed and a receiving ground. As the parable is preached every day of its different types of receiving ground, we are today going to talk about THE SEED that the farmer scattered. What is this seed? The teachings of the bible are not focused on one subject, but many. The farmer went out to sow his seed. The same seed scattered on all the different types of ground.
The Parable of the Sower teaches about a farmer who went out to sow his seeds. And, John 3:16 tells us that God gave to the world, [not to the church alone], His only son and all who believe in Him shall not die but will have everlasting life. Do not use the Son of God as whip to beat the world, instead offer Him to the world. Just as God has offered his son to the world. The son of God has been given to all in the world. He is the seed that the sower scattered on different types of ground, as it is in this world.
God gave the world His love as a seed, for the world to receive and bear seeds of His likeness. As he scattered his seeds, some fell along the path, on rocky places, among thorns, and on good ground. The seed that fell on the good ground produced a good harvest, but the one that fell on the bad ground (I.e., along the path, rocky places, and among thorns) produced nothing.
Taking a look at some bible scriptures:
Genesis 3:15 (NKJV)
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”
Genesis 3:21 (GNT)
And the Lord God made clothes out of animal skins for Adam and his wife, and he clothed them.
John 13:34-35 (GNT)
The New Commandment
And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples.”
Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! (NKJV)
And said in a loud voice, “You are the most blessed of all women, and blessed is the child you will bear! (GNB)
God gave His only begotten Son to be crucified on Calvary. Those who accepted and stood by His son’s teachings yielded much, and those who rejected His teachings yielded nothing in the parable. His message was the seed sown on the different types of ground. His word was founded on love – a Kingdom founded on love.
Going back to the scriptures, the Parable of the Sower illustrates the fiction of a farmer who went out to sow his seed, which is the Word of God – Jesus Christ. He gave up His Son to be a sacrificial lamb on Calvary to save the world. The word of God is to save the world of its hatred. Those who heard the teachings of Jesus and received Him yielded much because they built their faith in His word. Those who rejected his teachings and did not receive the word of God, Jesus, yielded nothing because they allowed the enemy of this world to take God’s word from their heart and had it replaced with fear.
The Word then goes on to say:
“Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” – [Matthew 13:18-23]
What is this SEED?
The definition of “Seed” as a noun includes:
- The germ or propagative source of anything
- Sperm; semen.
God sent His love to us on earth. He gave it to us in the form of His Son, Jesus Christ [John 3:16], as promised to Man in the garden of Eden (Genesis 3:15; 21) – the rescue plan, and this son is the FRUIT of the womb of Mary.
“Blessed is the fruit of the womb of Mary.”
Definition of “fruit” includes:
- The ripened reproductive body of a seed plant.
- The parts of a plant involved in its reproduction.
- Something brought about by a cause
- The produce harvested from the land
- Result; outcome
The fruit of the womb of Mary houses a seed, which is of God. The fruit is the Word of God, and in that fruit is the love of God for us, which in time to come will rescue us from our distressed state. But for now, we are brewing hatred. We do not love. We manifest hatred because we do not know who we are and where we belong. The Word of God is Jesus Christ, and in Him is the love of God, the seed planted by the Sower. The seed of Jesus Christ is in us.
We talk about the sower’s seed all the time, but what is this seed? This seed is the love of God in us. The seed planted in us by God through His Son Jesus Christ, who has come to our aid in our desperate time of need. His message is being preached, and His will is being proclaimed to the world. This seed is reproduced by the Word of God implanted in our hearts. This Word will one day be our redeemer when the enemy comes against us. It will rescue us from the hands of the enemy and bring us back to God, the divine protector. This Word is love.
The enemy will keep us on a tight leash, but it will only be by this love (the sower’s seed) will we come out of this leash. This seed resides in us. Make it what you want it to be made of; it could be love if you desire it to be.
Some of the seeds fell along the path as the sower scatters them, where birds came and ate it up. It is up to you how you want this seed to grow in you. The desire for the Lord Jesus Christ is strong in you, but how do you make this desire manifest in you?
The question everyone is asking is “how do you grow in love when you have God’s love in you?”Tweet
Disaster will be the result if you grow in love without showing it. God is love, and He has given us this love in the form of His Son, Jesus Christ. So, all those who come to Him must come showing love in them.
How do we allow this SEED of love grow in us?Tweet
How do we show the love of God in us?Tweet
The Word of the LORD talks about LOVE in 1 Corinthians 13:1-10. [Click on the link to view passage]
I pray that the seed of the Lord will grow and reflect in you as He approaches you with His love. May your heart be receptive and receive Him in good faith. May we be an advocate of love and live by its principles. May the love of our Lord change our hearts and bring us peace. Amen Tweet
Now that we’ve finished talking about what the Sower’s seed is and what it represents in the Word of God, I’ll share with you in the next post “The Sower’s Seed & the Church.”
Stay tuned for post #2 in our series next Monday.
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