Jesus compares, “The Kingdom of God”


Gift: Wisdom

Then he said, “What is the kingdom of God like? To what can I compare it? It is like a mustard seed that a person took and planted in the garden. When it was fully grown, it became a large bush and ‘the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches.'” (Luke 13:18-19)

Observation: This morning was the first time that I think I really understood the significance of what Jesus was saying about his comparison of the Kingdom of God and a mustard seed. Since I related this comparison to the time when he explains that if you have the faith even the size of a mustard seed, you could move mountains, that is the reason that in reading this message from the Gospel before I have missed the point. I was hearing this morning that Jesus is saying that although the Kingdom of God may not start out very big, actually it will have very humble beginnings, it will grow into something that will be beyond all of our expectations. Jesus was not saying that the mustard seed would grow into something that was majestic, rather it grows into something that takes over. The mustard bush is a weed, for all intents and purposes, but it is known for taking over the whole area in which it is planted. It is up to me to make sure that it is planted here, and God will ensure it takes over…


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