truth is parallel
“Now, the parable is this: “the seed is the word of God.”
Did you ever consider why Jesus compared God’s Word with a Seed?
He did it, in order to teach us the most fundamental lesson—that the operating principle between the Word and a Seed is coherent—they are parallel. And we as a Church must get a grip on it.
The truth concealed in the physical things are is parallel to spiritual; if not, it would be nearly impossible for us to understand the heavenly truths. For instance, Jesus often used figures like: born again, salt, light, bread, vine, sheep, etc., and we have heard of them quite often. Similarly, there is a relationship between the truth expressed in a seed and the Word of God too.
Let’s learn some of the parallels between the two:
There is life in a seed; there is life in God’s Word too. “The Word of God is active and living”—Heb 4:12; it contains life in it. When we choose to meditate and dwell upon God’s Word, our dull and inanimate spirit gets activated and is made alive. There is power to bring revival in God’s Word.
Seed has been designed to bring forth—of it’s own kind, and the DNA of the seed is embedded with instructions to bring forth of its own kind. The tree and the fruit gets its appearance even as they been designed for. Similarly, when we allow the Word to work in us, it makes us what God has designed us to be.
“The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:12
God’s Word has been designed to make God’s plan a reality in our life. The Word is sufficient and contains everything that we need to live a fruitful life.