“To What Shall We Compare the Kingdom of God”

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Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. WIth Love and gratitude, here is the Gospel of Mark 4:26-34. MK 4:26-34

Jesus said to the crowds:
“This is how it is with the kingdom of God;
it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land
and would sleep and rise night and day
and through it all the seed would sprout and grow,
he knows not how.
Of its own accord the land yields fruit,
first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
And when the grain is ripe, he wields the sickle at once,
for the harvest has come.”

He said,
“To what shall we compare the kingdom of God,
or what parable can we use for it?
It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground,
is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth.
But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants
and puts forth large branches,
so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.”
With many such parables
he spoke the word to them as they were able to understand it.
Without parables he did not speak to them,
but to his own disciples he explained everything in private.

Jesus is speaking of the bounty of God and God’s works, which are alive and within us, around us and among us now.  Think of an apple tree, which in the physical, bears many apples, and within each apple are many seeds. Each of those seeds will plant another tree, which will grow many more fruits, creating more bounty. In the spiritual, a seed to be sown is the Word of God, or sowing Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge or Love. The seed of Love can harvest a full hundred-fold bounty of Love. If even one seed of love is sown, this Love will continue to grow and reap many harvests. When God speaks His Word over something, God’s Word goes before Him abundantly and reaps a harvest no man can count. God’s Works are bountiful and abundant in God’s Divine Nature and when we sow God’s seed, or witness His Works before others, this glorifies Him. The Kingdom of God, is unlike any other, and is what God continues to embrace us in. 

 

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