- The mustard seed is not the smallest seed in the world, but in the world of the time it was considered to be. The mustard seed had also become a proverb to describe something very small.
- Jesus tries to explain that the kingdom of God will not be big at first, but will start with a few insignificant fishermen from Galilee and then spread to the whole world.
- The difference between the kingdom of God and a human kingdom in this respect is that when a man tries to create a great kingdom by his own efforts, it will eventually fall. But when a man obeys God and allows God’s power to expand the kingdom of God, it will go from something small to something immense.