“And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” – Gen 1:11-12
Interesting in His creation of plants that it would mention seed. Often times we as humans start a project and we don’t think beyond the first stage, or we care not to continue the project or see it grow. This is clearly not the mind of God. He creates a plant that will not only grow, and bear fruit in seasons but will also spread it seed to create new growth opportunities. Right here in Genesis we see a shadow of what is to come. God making beings which will grow, bear fruit and multiply. The multiplication is not just the simple sense of having children, but one of spiritual reproduction.
Seed when spread, will create new plants, that will also spread the seed, to create new plants which continue the process of multiplication as far as the land would allow. In a spiritual sense, when we spread the seed of the Gospel, there is no physical bounds to where it cannot go. Each seed that is sprout by God will grow, and will bear fruit. Colossians 1:6
We know the Great Commission, but how important is it to us? The future of this seed which God has given you to spread is of utmost importance to Him, thus why He gave the Great Commission actually as the Great Command. Go. Spread the seed, multiply the faith, blessing and hope. There is no stopping the rate this seed will spread and for what purpose? To glorify God in ever corner of the earth.
He was pleased with the simple creation of trees that would bear fruit, and seed that multiplied. How much more will God be pleased when His Name sweeps across every tongue and tribe? Just as Paul commended Epaphras for being a faithful minister (spreader, teacher) of the seed of the Gospel, so can we have the same lasting, eternal impact on who knows how many hearts.