Posts Tagged ‘Mustard seed’

Luke 13:18-21 Little Is Much

Hidden in plain sight

Hidden in plain sight

Jesus shares two analogies regarding the Kingdom of God. He uses leaven and a mustard seed for His comparisons. We have looked at these same analogies in Matthew and Mark’s gospels. I want to look at a few different ways these two common things can symbolically represent God’ Kingdom. I will remind you again that I am NOT an expert and there are probably many things that I haven’t come across or seen on my own that could be used in these analogies.

The first comparison I am going to mention is one that is brought up in my bible helps. It is also the one we focused on in the other two blog posts. That is the comparison of size ration from beginning to end. I’m going to touch briefly on this aspect and refer you back to the previous blogs (linked above) for more detail. The mustard seed was the smallest crop seed in the region where Jesus walked. The fact that this tiny seed could produce one of the biggest plants was an amazing concept. The same is true for God’s Kingdom. From one life comes eternal life for ALL who believe. Enormous potential! Read more »

Mark 4:30-32 From Seed to Tree

From one small seed

From one small seed

Jesus gives us another parable about seeds and the Kingdom of Heaven today. This time it is about the growth potential of the seed and of God’s Kingdom.

We looked at the amazing blueprints locked away within each seed yesterday. Each seed has within it the instructions of how to create the complete plant, including the fruit, containing new seeds, for the harvest. Jesus wants us to look at a different aspect of a seed today. He has in mind a specific seed too; the mustard seed.

When Matthew shared his account of Jesus’ parable regarding the mustard seed I did a little googling. I wanted to know if the mustard seed was the smallest seed on Earth. I found out that there are currently smaller seeds, however, in Jesus’ region and His era the mustard seed was the smallest one planted for crops. Read more »