“Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
This is how money works in the kingdom of God. You don’t want to be stupid, you don’t want be unwise, but it’s always good, especially when you’re in need, to give out of your need. Your money’s like a bucket of corn. You can eat it or plant it.
Jesus says that the kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, the smallest seed. But, when it’s planted in the ground, it becomes the biggest of all garden varieties. When you plant a mustard seed in the kingdom of God, it becomes bigger than a tree. It’s like planting your seed in crazy steroid “miracle grow” soil. Investing your money, your time, and your resources into divine things turns that seed into something that is powerful and amazing.
We always want to respond in obedience. We don’t want to be entitled. It’s not for self-aggrandizement. And usually when we plant seed out of our need, God doesn’t respond with money. He usually responds with opportunity.
Prayer: Dear Lord, my eyes are open to your opportunities in my life. I will follow you wherever you go. Amen.
Reflection: What opportunities has God made available to you?