As a farmer who raises a crop he first must prepare the soil to receive the seed. Once the seed is planted the work is not over for the farmer and in actuality the work has just begun. There is a period before the seed rises into the plant that is visible to the eye that it must grow roots before it can reach up to the sky. For a plant is only as strong as its roots and without them being firmly fastened and reaching to the water source then the plant will be stunted in growth.
As the seeds begin to rise before the harvest the farmer has a job to protect the plants and to nourish his crop. When a farmer neglects the work and his responsibility in his job then this opens the doors for his crop to be overtaken by the weeds. The weeds can have a stronghold if the farmer waits to address and if the weeds are allowed to grow for too long not only will they drain the life in the crop before the harvest but the farmer might have to simply plow up the field to start all over again.
We can relate our lives to the farmer and the responsibilities that we have been given to uphold God’s Word in our lives, homes, churches and careers. Within this responsibility as the farmer it is wise to pay attention to the crop that we have been given and for the plant that we are within the overall Kingdom of God. For a crop that is well balanced is a crop that will produce future seeds…
James A. Harrison