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Luke 8:4-8:21

I read a commentary that brought out an interesting point on the parable of the seed. Jesus could have easily articulated his words as He spoke to the crowd so effectively that all would have heard what He was saying and understood it, but He didn’t. The reason He didn’t speak effectively and convince the crowd was because He did not want to overpower people’s freewill. Jesus could so easily have made everyone He came in contact with a believer but He never crossed the line of our own freewill. Imagine the power of Jesus which He is holding back until the appointed time when He just lets it all go.

OT - Moses has been giving a history to the people about their exodus. Had forgotten that he had lain prostrate before the Lord while fasting 40 days. Moses was interceding (picture of Christ) for God’s people. Did Moses change God’s mind?

IMO Time and space did not exist before creation, so God is outside time. (How that works - no idea) In real time we say God has a plan, but to Him it is “Done”. So Moses intercession was in God’s “Done”, if Moses had not interceded it would not have been in God’s “Done”. The action (conforming to the image of Christ) is more important, than any effect. Therefore, changing God’s mind is all on how you view this scenario.

NT- always wonder if the seed parable is about Salvation or the Christian walk? Perhaps both?

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