February 3, 2022
The Year of our Lord, Jesus Christ
And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
According to the parable of the “Seed and Sower” as related by Jesus the seed must be sown meaning it must be distributed, scattered, put into the ground. This is the great work of God’s children today. Sow the seed.
Interestingly, the seed cannot be sown by the rocks, animals, floral or fauna, not even angels. Remember Cornelius? He was a Gentile that is introduced in Acts 10. The Bible states that he was a devout man, one that feared God, a giving man, and a man of prayer. But one thing Cornelius was not; he was not an adherent to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. On an occasion of prayer this man was visited by the angel who told him to find Peter who was in Joppa. Cornelius sent men to find this Apostle who at the same time was experiencing the vision of the three sheets. To make this long story short…the angel that was sent by God to Cornelius could not tell him the Word of God. Only a human could.
Back to the parable of the Seed and Sower. The Gospel, the entire Bible, is the Word of God that is likened unto seed. It is to be sown by those who have received it. This is God’s plan, program, and purpose. Five times Jesus gave His followers the Great Commission to carry the Word of God to the entire world. Matthew 28:18-20 is one of those places. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. In short, the commission is the sowing of the seed of the Word of God into the hearts of individuals worldwide.
The seed must be sown. That is our great responsibility. Frankly, the reception the seed receives is not important to the sower. For it is not the sower’s responsibility to make others receive the seed, they are simply to sow the seed. It is the responsibility of each person to cultivate the ground of their own heart to receive the seed that it may grow and bring forth fruit. All the sower can do is sow the seed which is the everlasting, inerrant, powerful, living, and lovely Word of God. So, Sowers, Sow On!
Until Next Time,
William T. Howe, Ph.D.