Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Jesus is the Seed. And Jesus and the Word of God are the same. When the Word, is planted within us--we then have the power to become the children of God. (John 1:12) This planted Word (Jesus) has power to save us--to transform our life into a new creature in Christ. The ground is the heart of man, which makes up our spirit and our soul together. So our heart (the ground), will grow whatever we put in it and feed--whether it be weeds or the Seed of God.
The nature of the weed is fast growing, stealing every bit of nourishment in it’s path and choking out everything in its way, even it’s own kind... it comes only to kill, steal and destroy. The nature of the Seed is slow growing with love and respect for the ground. It receives only the nourishment given to it. The Seed is powerful in itself, and grows strong and sure--strong enough that even if a boulder gets in it’s way, can move it aside to become a strong tree, giving shade, shelter and food to many.
Jesus gives us these simple comparisons so that we will not be deceived by Satan, who comes only to kill, steal, and destroy. Don’t be fooled. We would be pretty silly if we thought we would harvest from our garden, when we didn’t plant anything. And the hard truth is, we will be pretty silly if we think we can mature into a flourishing tree that bears fruit, if we never allow that Seed to grow and mature in us. The warning is not to scare us--Instead it’s given out of love and protection against the enemy. Water your seed with the Word of God.
Father, thank you for your simple comparisons so that it’s easy enough for me to comprehend. May your Seed always remain the most precious thing in my life. Give me a green thumb so I will flourish under your guidance. In Jesus’ name, Amen