Grow Together Until The Harvest

Jesus' parable of The Wheat and The Tares has been given to us so that we understand families and Churches. Jesus indicates that the Tares, or the weeds, are going to be in among the harvest. And when the servants want to know where the Tares come from the Master answers, "An enemy has done this." The enemy came and sowed the Tares among the Wheat at night. The enemy is the evil one.


Then the servant asks, "Do you want us to go and gather them?" The Master responds, "No, for in gathering the Weeds you would uproot the Wheat along with them. Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, "Collect the Weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the Wheat into My barn."


Jesus has sown words of Life into our hearts. His story is applicable to every generation. Families are not necessarily all 'Wheat' and nor are Churches. There are some Tares among the Wheat. That there may be Tares among us is even more reason to stand on the Promises of God and to continue to immerse ourselves in Scriptures each day.


So as we go through our days and nights are we to judge who is a Tare and who isn't? God is sovereign Judge and loves people. We leave the judging to God and continue to witness faithfully about Jesus' love. Continue to love others even when Christ's love is not returned by a family member or a Church goer.


New Birth in Christ can still occur within a Tare's heart. We pray for that, hope for that, and speak faith's words to help with that. And Jesus gives us the bottom line so we don't live in darkness. Jesus says some Tares will remain Tares. This is gut-wrenching truth and yet this truth is over-ridden by Jesus' Great Commission to go to all Nations so that all receive the offer of salvation that leads to repentance.


24 He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. 27 And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?’ 28 He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The slaves said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29 But he replied, ‘No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. 30 Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’” Matthew 13:24-30

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