How The Kingdom Of God Grows

Christian bookstores are full of titles telling how to build the Kingdom of God.  Jesus, on the other hand, wasn’t so certain.  He said – “This is what the kingdom of God is like.  A man scatters seed on the ground.  Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.”


Since Jesus’ day, science has taught us that there are certain natural forces and physical laws at work that cause the seed to grow.  Still, do we really know how growth happens? 


Likewise, God is the keeper of the secrets of spiritual growth.  While many spiritual teachers would agree to this point, most of them would now add “All we can do is _________________.” As soon as we fill in the blank, we’ve contradicted scripture, which, talking about how the kingdom grows, clearly says of the man who scattered the seed: “he does not know how.”


How does the kingdom of God grow?  Beats me.

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