Wisdom's Corner
The Seedling

Have you ever seen a baby plant break through the soil? Maybe you saw a film that showed the tiny plant pushing its way up through the soil. It is very interesting to watch.

The seed is planted and needs time to sprout. It first grows a small root downward. Then, as it grows, the seed slowly pushes its way toward the surface of the ground. A great deal of energy is needed for the tiny seedling to force its way through the soil. Finally, it reaches the surface and in a very quick motion it almost jumps through the surface.

The seed must be planted at the right time. And the tiny seedling that has just broken the surface must do so at the right time. If it is too hot or too cold, the seedling will die. But if it breaks through at the right time, it will grow right.

The Greeks had a word to describe this jumping by the seedling through the top of the soil. It is the same word we discussed last time. In Hebrews 7:14 we read, "For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood." The word is "sprang". And you remember that this word is used to describe Jesus.

God knew from the very beginning that He would send Jesus to save the world. But he needed to prepare man to be ready to accept Him. And Jesus needed to come at just the right time. The long process of getting man ready to accept Jesus was like the tiny seedling working its way to the surface. Then at the right time, Jesus "sprang" from the tribe of Judah and lived on earth as a man. He grew to be an adult and preached that He was sent to save man.

You need to read and study your Bible. God wants you to follow His teachings. God revealed His plan to us in just the right way and at the right time. If any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you. Until next time, keep getting God's wisdom.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School