Trail of Seeds


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Jeremiah 31:3“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness{unfailing love} I have drawn you”.
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Song 1:2-4 … Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth — For your love is better than wine. Because of the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is ointment poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you. Draw me away after you and let us run together! The king has brought me into his chambers.” “We will rejoice in you and be glad; We will extol your love more than wine. The upright love you.”
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I was thinking of being drawn away by the Lord Jesus again. This prompted me to look up the word “draw” in the above verses. One of the meanings for draw is to trail seed as if sowing! Remember the Sower Parable?

I love this image of Jesus scattering the seeds of His word in a trail, to draw His bride after Him. The Bride is so drawn through His words of love that she “runs swiftly” – “follows hard” after Him!

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Psalm 63:8My soul follows hard after{clings to} You; Your right hand upholds me securely.

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Word Study
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From NetBible Jer 31:3
Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness{unfailing love} I have drawn[04900] you
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From NetBible Song 1:4
Draw[04900] me away after you and let us run{swiftly, making haste} together! 

  • draw[04900] = drag along, lead along, lift out
    to trail (seed in sowing)

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From NetBible Mt 13:3
And He[Jesus] spoke many things to them in parables, saying, “Behold, the sower[4687went out to sow[4687]
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From NetBible Mk 4:14
The sower[4687] sows[4687] the word.

  • sower[4687] = sows, scatters seed
    *from greek [4685] = to draw

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From NetBible Ps 63:8
My soul follows hard after{clings to} You; Your right hand upholds me securely.

  • my soul follows hard[01692] = my soul clings, cleaves, pursues hard enough to overtake, pursues with determination
  • * “follow hard” The expression means “to pursue with determination” (see: Judg 20:45; 1 Sam 14:22; 1 Chr 10:2; Jer 42:16).
    => stay right on the heels

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Related:
The Sower, the Seed and Four Soils{blog}

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