He set another parable before them, saying, "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field; which indeed is smaller than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches.” Matthew 13:31-32
The fig seed is born into wealth. The olive seed’s hard shell is given to it so that it never has to worry about predators. The pomegranate places up to a thousand of her seeds into a gated community, with everything they could ever need. Yet, among the indigenous plants of Israel, Jesus Christ chose the mustard seed to represent the Kingdom of Heaven.
The mustard seed doesn’t care that it is puny or small. It rejects the constructs of size, wealth or appearance. It is not afraid when scattered in the wind. It knows that inside of it is a snapshot of the entire Kingdom of God. In the end, what it carries within is the mightiest truth. So mighty will it grow that even the birds will make it home.
Daily Battle Order:
Adopt the attitude of the mustard seed. To all who receive him, who believe in his name, he gives the right to become children of God. John 1:12. You are a prince of the Kingdom of God and a prince is a prince, regardless of his attire or outward appearance. Concentrate on what the holy spirit provides within you – cut out the rest.