The Parable of the Weeds
Daily Bible Reading – Matthew 11-13
Today’s Key Passage – Matthew 13:1-43
Jesus often spoke to the people in parables. He knew that people who were truly seeking Him would understand the parables if they were receptive, while others would simply hear the parables as meaningless stories. (13:13)
In the parable of the weeds, He talks about the weeds that grew among the wheat. When they first start growing, the young weeds and the young wheat look exactly the same. It is impossible to distinguish between the two until they become mature. The servants were told by the owner not to try to pull up the weeds because they might inadvertently also root up the wheat. Instead, the owner would allow the weeds to grow among the wheat until it was time for the harvest, and at that time, he would separate the weeds, burn them, and place the wheat in the barn. Jesus went on to explain to His disciples that the field is the world, the good seed is the people of the kingdom, and the weeks are the people of the evil one. (13:37-43)
How many times have we heard people argue that God should just do away with all evil and bad things in the world right now? While this would seem like the easy way to us, that is not God’s plan and that is not God’s timing. The weeds (unbelievers) and the wheat (believers) are allowed to live together in this world for now, but eventually, the harvest WILL come. Eventually, based on God’s perfect timing, all of the evil in this world WILL be pulled out and thrown into the fire. As we wait for that day, we must stand firm and remember that we are the wheat.
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Posted on November 22, 2013, in 01 - Matthew and tagged Bible, Christian, Conflict, Daily Bible, Daily Devotional, God, Jesus, Perseverance, Questioning God, Religion, Salvation, Waiting. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.