He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.”
Many people tend not to like things that are small. In many ways, we think “bigger is always better.” The person with the big house and big bank account is seen as more important. The larger the portfolio or the position in society, the more attention we give and get. Everyone wants to be part of something big. Small is not valued, not to be taken serious. Small is inconsequential.
But it is not always like that with God. In our text today, the mustard seed though is the smallest of seeds known to Jesus’ listeners, he told them the awesome potential of that seed when it is put to work. Jesus said, “When it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree.” Surprise! The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed. The kingdom of heaven may present itself like a small seed, but it has the potential to grow huge—and even to spread everywhere.
God has a way of always using a mustard size situation to take the world by storm. He took the seed of the death of one man, Jesus, to create a beautiful tree of salvation for all of humanity. And through the seed of Jesus’ death, God has been creating a powerful and eternal global movement, bringing people to restored relationship with himself across thousands of years. Just as the mustard seed grows large enough to become a tree in which birds make their home, the kingdom of God has transferred our citizenship to a new home with him. Philippians 3:20 says, “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
I Declare: Lord, today I declare that the seed of your kingdom is growing everywhere. The mountain of the lords house is exalted above other mountains, and the kingdoms of this world is becoming the kingdom of God and of His Christ..
Ignite Thought: Don’t waste your faith by looking at what you can’t do, instead invest your faith trusting in what God can do