Don’t Eat Your Seed
Dr. Bruce Fletcher
As you look at the title of this article, you may be thinking, “Who in the world would be crazy enough to actually eat
seeds?” Maybe you have never taken a package of seeds and actually eaten them, but what I am talking about goes
deeper than that. Let me explain.
The purpose of seed is to provide a future harvest; not food for immediate consumption.
Paul wrote to the Corinthian’s, “Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply
the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness,” (2 Corinthians 9:10, NKJV). Notice that Paul
said “supply and multiply.” God gives particular provision for the sole purpose of sewing. Furthermore, it cannot
produce bountifully unless it is sown.
Tom Constable wrote, “The farmer who plants a crop gets back more seed than he sowed. Similarly, Paul argued,
those who sow spiritually by giving sacrificially to others will receive more spiritual seed, namely divine enablement to
help more people (vv. 8–9). Moreover God will not just supply more spiritual seed, but He will multiply it.”1
1 Tom Constable, Tom Constable’s Expository Notes on the Bible (Galaxie Software, 2003), 2 Co 9:10.
Ask God for spiritual discernment and wisdom to know what you should be sowing, and remember, “Don’t Eat Your Seed!”