“The sower sows the word” (Mark 4:14).
A sprout comes out, grows and becomes a tree and then yields fruit. In this verse the Scripture is compared to such a tree. What is the greatness of a seed? Though it is small the greatness of it lies on the life within it. That life makes a plant to come out from it. From that, come many trees giving thousands of seeds.
Take a mustard seed for example. Though it is too small, all the root, stem, leaves, flower and seed are hidden into it. All these things come out from the life kept into the seed. In the same way there is life within the Scripture also. That life is Christ. “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
Jesus said “The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63). When you sow the seed through either preaching or through books, those seeds fall in good ground. From the deed you sowed the life is being brought out. From that life a spiritual inner man upsurges powerfully.
When a life within a mango tree is raised it grows as a mango tree. Similarly it happens in Palm tree and so on. Palm tree cannot come from a mango seed and vice versa. Just think over this. If a seed of Christ’s Scripture is sowed in you, it will definitely enable you to grow like Christ. Christ’s nature and His characteristics will grow beautifully in you. So, if you read bible again and again, meditate and accept him then you also will transform as Jesus.
The prime goal of all ministries is one. That is to make you grow more in Jesus; to strengthen you and make you stay strong in it. No scientist on earth could produce a seed. Even if it is made under several chemical combinations it can never grow. The reason is that it has no life in it. But the seed created by God will grow beautifully.
Today, there may be many religions like Christianity. Many philosophical guidelines might have been written. But no such thing could be compared to the glory of the seed which is the Scripture. Do you know why? Because Spirit is there in only the Scripture and life is also there. It is the one which enlivens the souls.
To meditate: – “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away” (Mathew 24:35)