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Parable Of The Mustard Seed
The Kingdom Of God Grows Within Us Like A Mustard Seed.

There are only five references in the entire Bible to "mustard seed," but these five are in total agreement and are very important.

Three of these references tell the same parable, "The Parable Of The Mustard Seed," in the words of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.

Let's read them now . . .

                     The Parable Of The Mustard Seed

             MATTHEW 13:31-32 (KJV)
                    Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The
                    kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed,
                    which a man took, and sowed in his field:
                    Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it
                    is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and
                    becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come
                    and lodge in the branches thereof.

             MARK 4:30-32 (KJV)
                    And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of
                    God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?
                    It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is
                    sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be
                    in the earth:
                    But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh
                    greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great
                    branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge
                    under the shadow of it.

             LUKE 13:18-19 (KJV)
                    Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like?
                    and whereunto shall I resemble it?
                    It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took,
                    and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a
                    great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the
                    branches of it.

What does this parable tell us?

It tells us that the Kingdom of God starts very small within us, then can grow very large and strong. The main idea is the transformation of the tiny mustard seed into the large, powerful mustard tree, largest of all the herbs.

The image of the tiny seed sprouting and growing into a large tree, with birds living in the branches, is a very powerful idea.

The Kingdom of God is a kingdom of faith, because we cannot see it, but we know it's there. We enter it through faith.

Faith, too, is like a mustard seed, starting very small, then able to grow tremendously. Faith grown to full size, like a mustard seed grown into a mustard tree, is able to accomplish all things!

            And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for
            verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard
            seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder
            place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible
            unto you. (Matthew 17:20 KJV)

            And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard
            seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked
            up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should
            obey you. (Luke 17:6 KJV)
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