Seed vs. Bread

Seed vs. Bread

Carefully read these two verses.

Isaiah 55:10 “For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and do not return there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater…”

2 Corinthians 9:10 “And [God] Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your [resources for] sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness [which manifests itself in active goodness, kindness, and charity].”   [AMP]

As we examine these verses, we understand that God sends rain into our lives to water the soil of our spirits.  These heavenly showers from the very person of God Himself develop 2 similar resources for us which scripture describes as ‘seed’ and ‘bread.’ Obviously, seed is for sowing and bread is for eating.  The challenge for us is to recognize the seed and bread in our lives; and here is why we must do so.  Many times we are eating what God has given us to be sown and attempting to sow what God has given us to eat.  That really is the core thought for this challenge, but it is one that I really want you to fully understand and get into your spirit.  It is essential to your very life and ministry!

Herein lies our challenge.  We must be aware of the purpose of words God puts into our hearts so that we then properly use them.  Here are two clear scenarios to consider.

  1. He may be giving us a Word today as a seed to sow into someone’s life, but what is the end result if we eat [keep] the seed instead of sowing it?  There will be no harvest.
  2. He may be giving us a Word today as bread to eat, but what is the end result if we sow the bread instead of eating it [feeding our own spirit]?  We are not nourished or strengthened to overcome the challenges we face or accomplish the tasks at hand.

As children of God we must diligently be aware of what sprouts from the heavenly rains that fall into our lives.  Is it seed or bread?  Do we sow it or eat it?  Discerning the right action brings a life-changing and ministry-impacting outcome!

Pastor Gary & Alisa