As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
A variety of things can happen that will affect the growth of that seed. Some might fall on stone, others might be buried too deep. Rain may come and wash away some of it. Birds may devour others.
But because life is in the seed, something will happen. In the last century, archeologists found wheat and cotton seeds in some of the burial chambers that they excavated.
Those seeds—which were probably anywhere from 2, years old—grew when put into the right soil. The spirit of life was still in them, even though they had lain dormant for thousands of years.
This is dramatic confirmation that, if a seed is sown, it will do something when it lands in the right kind of soil.
When we make the proper application—people are the ground, and our environment and what we do after receiving the seed—the word of truth, containing the doctrines—is what affects its growth. What we do with the seed is "work[ing] out [our] salvation with fear and trembling" Philippians 2: It is the equivalent of rain, sunshine, weeding, fertilizing, so that the potential for fruit is the greatest.
Sanctification is worked out through application, by living the doctrines and the truths of God.So it is natural that Jesus would have used concrete examples from his daily life and the lives of those around him in his teaching parables. If Jesus were teaching in America today, he might rather use parables invoking things from the world of technology, music, sports, and fashion.
Jun 09, · Parable of the Sower. God spreads His Word liberally among the world's people. Besides God's direct involvement in converting people, the difference between one growing in it and another "dying on the vine" is the soil in which the Word is planted, explained in Jesus' Parable of the Sower.
Metaphor and the Bible. A metaphor is a comparison made between two or more things using figurative or descriptive language.
Metaphors serve to make difficult to understand ideas or concepts more tangible. Metaphors also infuse written text with vivid descriptions that . The Parables of Jesus as Metaphor: Considering the Mustard Seed of Matthew exegesis/exposition, Jesus, teachings of, prophetic In considering the parables of Jesus, there are a few contextual concepts we need to understand about Jesus’ presentations in Matthew’s Gospel.
Bible verses about Agricultural Metaphors (From Forerunner Commentary) The Parable of the Sower is essential because it introduces and anticipates the whole series of parables in Matthew Martin G.
Collins Parables of Matthew 13 (Part Two): The Parable of the Sower Matthew And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow; and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.