November 16th, 2019
John 12:24-25 (KJB) Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
It may seem as if these scripture verses are simply just agricultural and that the only point of them is to discuss the planting of a seed of corn into the ground. This assessment is both true and false. Why, because they do speak to the planting and cultivation of corn yet these verses contain much more than what meets the reader upon the first impression.
When looking more in-depth the reader will find that God has filled them with personal application, easy to comprehend illustrations and in deeper study you will find both literal and figurative matters drawn from both the Old and New Testament.
Here, in these verses, the deeper context is speaking of a kernel of corn, a picture or prophecy of Jesus Christ who came to this earth, went into the ground in death and arose again unto new spiritual life. It can also point to the new spiritual life each sincere believer of God who has placed faith in God and has died to self and risen to new spiritual heights in sweet fellowship with God.
The message about corn in this verse is so much more than meets the reader upon the first impression. It is essential that a child of God dig below the surface to receive the entire message God has planted about Himself for our comprehension and application by us in His Word.