He set another parable before them, saying, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field, Bible other translations

“mustard seed.” See commentary on Matthew 13:32.

“sowed.” The Greek word can mean “scattered,” and in the biblical world, seed was often scattered on the top of the ground.

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Video expand/contractTrust Like a Mustard Seed (13:47) (Pub: 2014-12-01)

The mustard seed parable in Scripture symbolically illustrates great trust in God. As humans, we limit ourselves by looking at worldly circumstances. In contrast, with Biblical focus, we obey God, pray, act on His promises, and therefore build up great faith to fulfill the purpose He has for our lives. The mustard seed parable targets faith, not circumstances.

Verses: Matt. 13:31; 17:14-20; Luke 17:5

Teacher: John Schoenheit

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Commentary for: Matthew 13:31