We live in a day when society, at least partly, recognizes that man is the cause of contamination. Partly, because by nature our admission to guilt will only go as far as what we think we can fix by straightening up our act. One of the most widely recognized means of man‘s contaminating effects is in farming.
We see a whole section in the grocery store called “organically grown.” It means the fruit was produced by the most pure standards possible: nothing man-made is added to accelerate growth; nothing man-made is added to kill the pests which would kill the fruit. The only thing used is pure seed, pure water (fertilizer), and patient waiting on God to give the increase.
Believers are born and grown the same way: with nothing man-made added to make the seed germinate or grow faster, nothing man-made added to kill the pests which would harm the believer. Believers are born and grown of the incorruptible seed through the pure gospel of Christ Jesus. We ask and patiently wait on God, the true Husbandman, to give the increase (James 3:17; I Corinthians 3:6-9).
God designed farming in the earth after the heavenly pattern by which he saves sinners. The farmer does that which God has given him to do, nothing more and nothing less.
Let us learn from the farmer.
Clay CurtisClay Curtis is pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church of Princeton, New Jersey. Their services begin Sunday morning at 10am at the Rocky Hill Firehouse, 150...