Love Seeks Restoration Excerpt #2 Pastor Steve Wuori
He talks about the little child, the angels of the little children. In thinking of that that they have their angels, their angels, beholding always the face of the Father in heaven. There are many parents here tonight, and as you came, you endeavor to sow the seed of the Word of God into the hearts of your children, and how important it is to sow the seed. In Ecclesiastes, Solomon writes of it this way, and the reason that I have memorized it because I know that it describes me so often. Solomon writes and says, He that regardeth, or he that observeth the clouds shall not sow, and he that regardeth the wind shall not reap. And the farmers would know what we are talking about there. They live by the weather, there are sensible times to sow and sensible times to reap. And yet Solomon is saying, that if you think when you are sowing the Word of God, that you can read the cloud patterns well enough to decide if you should sow, or the winds as to reaping, then you are wrong because you will never do it. You will never sow, if you look at the clouds. And when I think of the times when I have failed to open my mouth and sow the seed of the Word, either into the hearts of my own children, or anyone else that is around me, I can say it is because I read the cloud pattern. And I did not sow because I thought it is not time to sow. Looks like it is going to rain to me. I don't know if any of you have had that same experience, but it has been mine, that I do not sow because I think it is not time. And so his Word rings loudly to me often: Don't worry about the clouds and the wind, don't worry about whether you think the conditions are right, or whether even the soil is prepared. You cannot waste that seed, sow it, sow that seed. In the book of Leviticus, the book of rules and laws, there is a very interesting verse, in the 19th chapter of Leviticus. He says don't sow mingled seed into your fields. He also says, don't wear garments mixed of linen and wool, and don't let different kind of cattle mingle together. But the part that really strikes me is that he says do not sow mingled seed into your field. And I pray that no parent here tonight is found sowing mingled seed into the hearts of their children. What is mingled seed? Mingled seed would be attempting to take that precious seed of the Word of God, that pure seed that speaks of nothing but the work of our Lord Jesus Christ and his redemptive power, and justification by faith, and mixing it with the seed of men's righteousness and men's works and man's doing. And there have been fields that have been sown in that fashion, where there was no idea what kind of fruit was going to be born. If it would be from one seed, and works righteousness would spring up, or whether it would be the good seed which would be the Word of God, where nothing but faith in Christ alone sprang up and bore fruit in the heart of the child. And so, I pray that all the parents especially would sow, not mingled, but good seed into the hearts of the children. And what does Jesus say about that seed?