Seed that needs planting
Now therefore reflect carefully on the recent past, before one stone was laid on another in the Lord’s temple. From that time when one came expecting a heap of twenty measures, there were only ten; when one came to the wine vat to draw out fifty measures from it, there were only twenty. I struck all the products of your labor with blight, disease, and hail, and yet you brought nothing to me,’ says the Lord. ‘Think carefully about the past: from today, the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, to the day work on the temple of the Lord was resumed, think about it. The seed is still in the storehouse, isn’t it? And the vine, fig tree, pomegranate, and olive tree have not produced. Nevertheless, from today on I will bless you.’” (Haggai 2:15-19 NET)
Our pastor preached on this yesterday, and I really got the parallel he was painting. Now is the time to rebuild the temple (you and I are the temple of God), and there is much seed that we have tried to keep for ourselves, but it needs to be planted in others so that there will be a great fruitfulness.
Let us wake up and start planting the seed that God has given us, and not try to keep it all to ourselves!
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