Seed is no good in the barn

(Written by Pastor Kevin Haislip and re-printed with permission by 2 Timothy 4:5. Pastor Haislip is a CMA Affiliate)

For the seed shall be prosperous, the vine shall give its fruit, and the ground shall give its produce, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things.
-Zechariah 8:12 Darby

Seed is no good in the barn.  This passage is a word of promise, alongside a word of admonition.  It is a kind of if/then proposition coming through the prophet. 

 

It requires something of us.  God gives the seed, but unless we properly care for it, and use it, it will not produce. Were we to look at this passage alone, we would be instantly filled with great excitement and hope.  For He gives bounty, and fruit, and harvest, and promises His remnant of people that they will possess them.

 

But just in case we fail to understand what it is that brings forth this prosperity and bounty, God forewarns us:  we are to be a people who speak the truth to each other; we are to judge righteously; we do not devise evil in our hearts; we do not love the lie; we do not do those things which God hates; then we will see God’s great hand of provision.  You can’t have one without the other.

 

The seed prospers, the vine bears it’s fruit, the ground it’s produce, and the heavens the dew because God takes pleasure in the people who love His ways.  Is this the grace which we all want to proclaim?  YES!!! 

 

Grace does not devise evil, or love lies.  Seed is planted in truth and fruit is produced by righteous living.  It has to be planted and tended in truth and love, and seeking to do that which God loves.

 

Seed is no good in the barn.

Written by:
Pastor Kevin Haislip
Waxahachie TX
2 Timothy 4:5 CMA

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