I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. They are always generous and lend freely; their children are blessed. – Psalm 37:25-26
A seed is a viable and complete unit containing the necessary information for the next generation. From Genesis 8:22, there is always a time to sow and a time not to sow. You decide what to do with your seed. God gave us seeds; not the finished substance. One can either eat his seed(s) or sacrifice it and sow them. At the appointed time, the seed will germinate, grow and bear fruits all things being equal.
In Matthew 13:4-8, the parable showed us certain types of farmers: We could group these farmers into two big groups.
The first group (Matthew 13:4-7) wanted some one to blame. They ate their seeds. They wanted people to see them sow. They had their seeds trampled upon, adulterated and even birds ate some too, etc.
The second group (Matthew 13:8) are the ones who did everything good to sow their seeds and multiply their seeds. However even amongst them, they had different levels of investments/inputs into their farming and so three different levels of outputs. These group;
1st: (hundredfold) they meditate on God’s word day and night. They believe in studying them selves be a workman to be approved 2 Timothy 2:15. They work selflessly just to please God, not leaning on human understanding, and never giving up (Psalm 126:6 and Ecclesiastes 11:6).
2nd: (sixtyfold) these ones think only of themselves. (Everyone for himself type of people). Don’t care whatever happens in church. They still depend on others to survive.
3rd: (thirtyfold) asked too many questions about why this and that had to be done in this way….
These Shall be Your Portion In Jesus’ Name
Though they shall rise against you, the Lord will raise a standard against them. Why??! Because the bible states, greater is He that is in us then He that is in the world. God told Joshua (Joshua 1:3) that, every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, there He will give to him.