Wheat and Tares.

Wheat and Tares.

Ok so there are some bad among the good. Some fakers mixed with the real. Some posers hanging around the legit. If you have been on your journey following Jesus very long you have no doubt thought through some of this. Jesus talks about this topic using farming terms...because the people he was talking to were farmers. Today he might have used another way to explain it to us, but have no fear you do not have to know farming to get this. Jesus himself explains what he means in this parable.

Matthew 13:24-30

24 Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away. 26 But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also. 27 The slaves of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ 28 And he said to them, ‘An enemy has done this!’ The slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?’ 29 But he said, ‘No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.”

Then He explains.....

Matthew 13:36-43

36 Then He left the crowds and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.” 37 And He said, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, 38 and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels. 40 So just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, 42 and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

So here is what I took from this:

Sorting Wheat and Tares is not my job. Sorting Wheat and Tares is God's angels job and even if it were my job it is not time yet. If I run into the field and try to do it myself I may damage some wheat while ripping out tares. God does not want the wheat damaged. The Wheat is precious to Him.

You are precious to Him.

In Christ,

 

Rodney

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Richard Rhudy
    08.06.2016 at 10:00 am
    Reply

    Rodney, but it sure is tempting to jump in there and “fix” the problem, isn’t it? Our bible study was going thru Mt 13 recently and we discovered that tares were likely darnel, a wheat look-alike, but it is poisonous. Now doesn’t that sound like the world we live in?

    • Rodney McClure
      08.06.2016 at 11:22 am
      Reply

      Yeah it sure does. Infiltration is a powerful tactic..but God’s got it under control.

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