Saturday, January 22, 2022
31-32 Another story. “God’s kingdom is like an acorn that a farmer plants. It is quite small as seeds go, but in the course of years it grows into a huge oak tree, and eagles build nests in it.”
-Matthew 13:31-32 The Message
The Mustard Seed
Verse 31: He presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a person took and sowed in his field;
Verse 32: and this is smaller than all the other seeds, but when it is fully grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches.”
Verses 31-32 studies: The mustard seed was the smallest seed used. Jesus used this parable to show that his kingdom has a small starting point, but will grow and produce great results.
Luke 13:18, 19; Matthew 13:24; Matthew 17:20; Luke 17:6
Ezekiel 17:23; Psalm 104:12; Ezekiel 31:6; Daniel 4:12
Why don’t we use the mindset you have, Father? If you know you start small but will grow and produce incredible results, why can’t we believe in that? I pray that in whatever task you give us that we see that we will be small at the beginning, but only grow to be better following you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.