According to this verse, God’s Word grows just like crops that are planted and planting God’s Word always yields a harvest.
Crops grow to become both food for for nourishment and seeds to plant (vs. 10). Whether God’s Word nourishes like food or reproduces like seed, it is always effective!
So, God’s Word is the expression of His will and is efficacious in accomplishing His plans and purposes.
We should ingest God’s Word for nourishment like those who are hungry and and we should plant it like farmers so it will grow more crops.
We are gospel farmers! We consume God’s Word by reading and studying the Bible and we sow the seed of God’s Word by proclaiming it to others.
While we may not always understand how the seed of God’s Word that we plant grows and develops (“my ways are higher than your ways,” vs. 9), we are assured that planting it always produces fruit that accomplishes God’s plans and purposes.
“The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens.” (Mark 4:26-27, NLT).