Day 2: Wheat and Weeds

Parable of the Wheat and Weeds 

 The Kingdom of Haven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. But that night as the worker slept, his enemy came and planted weeds amongst the wheat, then slipped away. When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew. The Farmer’s workers went to him and said ‘Sir, the field where you planted that good seed is full of weeds! Where did they come from?’ ‘An enemy has done this!’ the farmer exclaimed. ‘Should we pull out the weeds?’ they asked. ‘No, he replied, you’ll uproot the wheat if you do. Let both grow together until harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the weeds, tie them into bundles, and burn them, and to put the wheat in the barn.” – Matthew 13:24-29

Jesus Explains this parable, “The Son of man is the farmer who plants the good seed. The field is the world, and the good seeds represent the people of the Kingdom. The weeds are the people who belong to the evil one. The enemy who planted the weeds among the wheat is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world, and the harvesters are the angels. Just as the weeds are sorted out and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the world. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will remove from His Kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil” –Matthew 13:37-41

The farmer is God and the good seeds are us. We have been planted in earth to be fruitful, but the enemy exists and has come to destroy. As we live life and grow through experiences, Satan is always behind us trying to keep us down. He will send pain, suffering, heartache, trauma, turmoil and anything that will keep us from God. Although, God can easily wipe out the whole earth, like he has done before, He knows that we are not all #TeamSatan, so waits patiently for his creations to come to know Jesus. His love for us is what keeps us living on earth and when the time comes, He will pick out those that are for Him and those who are against Him. The good seeds vs. the weeds. When God makes His judgment on the people in this world, some will enter His kingdom and the rest will not.

As of today, do you think you are the good seeds or the weeds? One of the greatest traits about God is how forgiving he is! Despite all the wrong we do, He is patient and will always forgive our sins. He understands what it is like living in earth because He experienced it himself through Jesus. When Jesus walked the earth, He had to overcome temptation and Satan’s tricks (Check out the ‘That time Jesus was tempted’ Post) and He understands how difficult it can be. Regardless of where we see ourselves, God does not see what we see in the mirror, He sees His son Jesus and the sacrifice that He made for us. We are given the opportunity to be good seeds and be ‘the wheat in the barn’ because of God’s grace, love and mercy.

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