The Power Of The Seed

by Feb 24, 2017Devotional2 comments

Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
      I was reading an article about old seeds that can still germinate after hundreds of years. I found this statement in the article. “The oldest mature seed that has grown into a viable plant was a Judean date palm seed about 2,000 years old, recovered from excavations at Herod the Great’s palace on Masada in Israel. It was germinated in 2005.”
      
This is an amazing idea to me. Seeds can be germinated after hundreds even thousands of years of storage in a dry and dark place. When we think about the power of life that is still in the seed after hundreds of years, then to resurrect so to speak when planted, gives me hope for all the righteous and good things I have sown in life. Gal. 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.
      The positive truth about this verse is wonderful. It is often thrown into people’s faces as a negative statement: “What goes around comes around. You’re going to reap the trouble you sow.” However, if we are sowing good and great things in life, then we have nothing to worry about. In fact, we want to reap what we sow in our life with the Lord. 
      Another thing that inspires me about these old seeds germinating years later is the similar way many of us who sowed good things that were done in Christ and in the kingdom of God can still come to fruition years after we have passed from this earth. We can trust the Lord that His word sown works like a seed and grows into the blessing of the Lord, working a good result in the very hearts of those who have heard and receive it.      
      Mark 4:14 The sower sows the word. There is no time limit on the power of the word sown, just like the life in the old seeds. It just takes the right conditions for it to manifest into what God wanted when He sent the word forth to do its work. If there is still life in the seed after years of dormancy, then there is most definitely power and life in God’s word throughout life.
      With the Lord in our hearts, my wife and I have sown good things into our two sons’ lives. We gave them honest and righteous guidance when they were young and growing up. We did the best we could with what we had. I can rest in the fact that the good seeds sown into their hearts can still come forth throughout their lifetime, even though I do not see some of the fruit right now. Prov. 22:6 Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. I can trust the Lord to work His word in their hearts because He loves them more than I ever could.

      We read in John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, He may give it you. God wants us to bring forth fruit and the fruit should become something of eternal value. Fruit comes from a tree, bush, plant, or a vine that was germinated from a seed. The life was first in the seed, then became what it produces. Our words are seeds that are continually being sown day after day. Are they seeds of kindness, peace and creativity or are they seeds of death, lies, and destruction? I like the fact. We will reap what we sow.
      John Chapman, also known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of eastern North America. Wherever he went years later, apple trees flourished. We might take an example from this man’s life and leave a legacy of life-giving words that will influence the next generation to righteousness in Christ. Let us sow the Love of God and see the power of that seed take root in the lives of so many who need to know God’s loving heart toward them. In Jesus name.

2 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    This blog is good timing. I needed to read this today. I was wondering what good I had done in life. I have been sowing good seed.
    More sowing is needed.

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