We assume that God’s Word is about cleaning up dirt. When we preach that God’s Word is a set of principles that folks can decide to follow, it’s like telling people to clean up dirt, with more dirt, after all, we’re made of dirt. Dirt doesn’t decide. Dirt isn’t even alive. Why is Jesus talking to dirt? Maybe Hes doing something to the dirt, like a farmer guides a plow or a sower sows the seed. When we clean up dirt, we don’t destroy the dirt. We just hide the dirt. When a seed cleans up dirt, it destroys the dirt by turning it into life. Jesus is the Seed and we are the dirt. Don’t hide the dirt; rejoice when your broken heart is exposed to the Seed.
You can enjoy a devotional inspired by this sermon here:“Nothing is More Powerful Than God’s Word”