Small Seeds

With what can we compare the kingdom of God?      Mark 4:30

There is a spectrum of opinions on how important preparation is in life. Those whose motto is “ignorance is bliss” travel life’s journey seeking out only what is necessary to navigate the day. Others, who operate on a, “what you don’t know can kill you” premise, spend their resources preparing for unseen threats. Followers of Christ function differently, secure in the knowledge they are rescued and sealed for eternity, while understanding they are commissioned to carry God’s message of hope into a hostile world, living as children of God and citizens of His kingdom on Earth.    

When Jesus told the parable of the mustard seed, He was giving His disciples a perspective on how to proceed in their faith journey, knowing adversity was ahead. In imagery still relevant today, you too can benefit from the message that, despite the limitations of your knowledge or resources, even if your faith is as small and humble and tiny as a little seed, the offerings you bring, when placed in God’s mighty hand, will be sufficient to accomplish His will. 

The disciples were seen as a rag-tag group, uneducated and underfunded. However, that did not change their assignment! Jesus’ commission to them is yours as well. Let them be your example and allow the Spirit of the Lord to lead you to use what He has provided today to do God’s good work on Earth!  

Pray for America’s believers to be motivated to use their resources to bring the hope of Christ to a hurting world. 

Today’s Verse: Mark 4:30

And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? 

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Recommended for further reading: Revelation 11:15-19 

15 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.” 16 And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying, 

“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, 
    who is and who was, 
for you have taken your great power 
    and begun to reign. 
18 The nations raged, 
    but your wrath came, 
    and the time for the dead to be judged, 
and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints, 
    and those who fear your name, 
    both small and great, 
and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.” 

19 Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail. 

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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