This is a series that appears on a weekly basis here at JosephSangl.com – “Biblical Financial Lessons”
Seed Costs Money – Mark 4:26-29
26 He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28 All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”
Most financially broken people fail to recognize the fundamental fact that in order to have a harvest, one must first sow seed. No matter how much you pray, seek God, call down fire from the heavens, or plead with God to bring you a tremendous harvest, one will have no harvest if seed is not sown. This is so clear to me because I grew up on a farm. If we did not invest the time and energy to plant seed in the Spring, there would be no harvest in the Fall.
People get fired up about the idea of a huge harvest, but then they realize that seed costs tremendous money. For example, special hybrid seed can cost 20 to 30 times what the harvested seed will sell for!
Think about an author who dreamed of having a published book, but no publisher would print it for them. Without being willing to spend money to self-publish the book, the author would just be standing around hoping for her dream of having a real-life printed book become reality. BUT if she were willing to spend money to self-publish the book (sowing the seed), the author would be positioned to reap a harvest as the book was sold around the world.
MAIN POINT: Most people remain broke without ever reaping a tremendous harvest because they lust for the harvest, but are unwilling to spend the money necessary to acquire, plant, and cultivate the seed.
- Have you saved up money to be able to purchase seed?
- Are you actively sowing seed?