The Role of Planting

The Role of Planting

What is the purpose of planting?

Of course, the purpose of planting is to yield something more than just the seeds that one plants. The purpose of planting is to yield something of value, like forests, food, shade or beauty.

Jesus tells us in John 15:8, “By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.”

Yet, we cannot make the fruit ourselves. Only God can bring life. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 3:6 that, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth.”

Bearing fruit is not optional. As His people, God designed and expects us to be fruitful in some way or another.

But the beautiful part of planting is to rest in knowing that the results are up to God.

Yes, strive to plant and do your work well in the Lord, using the gifts He has given you, but He is the one that causes the growth and brings others to Himself.


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