The Seed

“…he chose their seed…even you above all people, as it is today.” Deuteronomy 10:15 KJV

I have been reading the stories of the great men and women who came before. The stories of Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Deborah, Ruth, Esther, Sarah, Anna, etc. I began to think about the fruit they produced. This fruit also produced fruit and continues to produce fruit to this very day. The seed of Abraham and all the others continues to live today. God didn’t create for a time, but for all time!

For instance, the seed that caused me to grow came from my father. My father’s seed came from my grandfather and his from my great-grandfather. It didn’t begin with the name of Seaman [put your family name in here] that seed was passed down from generation to generation and will continue to do so for the rest of time, as we know it. Hopefully it will produce more good fruit than bad. But, all of us have a few “skeletons in the closet” as we like to say.

I remember when my Dad, who was a farmer, prepared the seed for planting. He picked out a seed that didn’t look right and threw it aside. The reason being was that seed would not produce good fruit and might even effect the good seeds around it. The same is true of people. We need to be cognizant of those around us. We need to choose our friends and close associates wisely. We cannot expect to win someone to the ways of goodness, for almost certainly the bad will overcome. That is why my father threw what he determined was a bad seed aside.

The seed of Abraham and the other chosen ones is still reproducing to this day. But it is not a given that you will live in the goodness of that seed. You must choose…choose your friends, your life partners, and the surroundings in which you live wisely. Remember, it is by your fruits that you shall be known, not by the words that come out of your mouth. If you have to tell someone you are a Christian, then you are not.

Take time to know someone before making a choice. But most of all, take time to become acquainted with God and His Word. For if you “Delight yourself in the Lord, He will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4) And, “Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him and he will help you.” (Psalm 37:5)

What you need to decide is whether you want to produce good seed or bad.

Thank you Lord for helping me understand my legacy. Father, help me make my choices wisely. In Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN

With God all things are possible—without Him you are left to fend for yourself against the evil that has infiltrated the world.

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Betty Beach-Connell

Retired UM pastor now author. I have published 2 books--Embracing The Call (God will take you to places you never imagined) and Through the Storm ("Medications" for the soul). You may visit and read more about me on my web site RevBetty.com.

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