Sowing the Seeds
3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”
I went over to the Green Living Show today and discovered a lot about organics and listened to a farmer speak about the consumer changing their perspectives on what produce should look like. This would help reduce the amount of unsellable fruits and vegetables because of how it looks.
Among people who attempt to follow God, appearances can also be deceiving. It can appear that we are doing quite well on the outside, but not so well on the inside. When a farmer spreads seed on the soil, he doesn’t know which seed will become a very fruitful crop or which will die out. That is why many seeds are spread out. God knows what the result will be when the crop grows. When we plant ourselves into something that will please God, we can shape our future and our direction and how we can be of use to God. If we sow seeds of selfishness, God will not find any use for that and will do what He needs to do to prune his crop.