In order for a great harvest to be cultivated and grow, a farmer must over plant his fields, because we never know when a seed will be plucked from the field. The principle of over planting allows for some seeds to be plucked away, while other seeds may require more time to grow, the absence of this one seed does not hinder the production of the total crop. Actually, the presence and then the absence of this one seed may help the other seeds to grow more fully and completely, a mature tree, once a seed. Ready and able for the gift of work in the Kingdom.
Matthew Henry states and questions … we are taught to expect a gradual progress; therefore let us inquire, Are we growing in grace? And in holy principles and habits?
That’s the question on the table y’all … Are we growing in grace and in holy principles and habits?
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. Matthew 13:32