1 Chronicles 27-29

 

Investing

As we come to the end of 1 Chronicles and read of David’s final days and death I cannot help but see that his life is a good illustration of two parables Jesus told. The first is the Parable of the Sower found in Matthew 13. In this parable the farmer planted his seed on four types of ground. On one type nothing grew at all. On another the seeds sprouted but died because the soil was rocky. The third type of ground was weedy and the weeds competed with the seed that was planted and the crop produced a small harvest. The final was free from weeds, rocks, and hard places and produced a huge crop.

The seed, Jesus said, was the Word of God and the soil is the heart of mankind.

From this parable we might think that only one soil is worthwhile. The reality is the soils must be worked in order to produce a harvest. The hard places must be broken up and the rocks and weeds must be cleared away. Jeremiah 4:3

David’s life is an example of this. David invested his life in the Kingdom of God.  In order to do so he had to clear away the obstacles. He didn’t do this by himself. He yoked with God and God led the way. David learned to rely on and obey God. Matthew 11:28-30  

The second parable is the Parable of the Talents found in Matthew 25. This parable speaks of the accounting each one will give to God at the end of our life for that which He has given us. God has given us seed (the Word) to sow. One day we will give an account to God for what we did with the Word of God. Did we deal with the rocky places and clear away the weeds? Did we even sow it? Did we live it?

Today as we read of what David did at the end of his life I want to encourage you to look up these parables, study them, and pray about them. Are you yoked with God preparing the soil for the seed? Are you investing in the Kingdom of God?

God’s rate or return is far greater than any interest rate you can find in this world! There is rich reward for those who invest in the Kingdom. 1 Corinthians 3

Invest wisely.

Pastor Dave