John 12:24-25 unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

 What this verse is saying essentially is multi-fold in its meaning. In the total context of scripture, Yeshua was talking about what would happen when, not if, He would die for the salvation of every soul on the planet that would accept Him, not just those living at the time of His death but for the entirety of earths existence. Again, He was talking about the individual lives that would follow Him and His teachings which in fact were the Father of Creations teachings already written down at the time. The analogy of course comes from plant life seeds as well, unless planted in the ground; it will continually be only a seed and nothing more.

Every person on the planet will die eventually and basically becomes a seed that falls into the ground (I know that some choose to be cremated) never-the-less, the spirit of that person lives on. Each person throughout his or her life has been in the process of forming a seed by their lifestyle and thought life. The scriptures say that as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. My question is, just what kind of seed will be planted by our lives when we die? Will our lives have been wood, hay and stubble or will it have been silver, gold and precious stones? Again, wood, hay and stubble gets burned up but silver, gold and precious stones are kept in a safe place.

©2016 Sherwood A. Burton … all rights reserved


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