One more parable
Good morning brothers and sisters. Today, just one more parable. Yesterday we looked at the good seed. But now we are going to look at the good seed and the bad seed and what happens to both. Again I will let Jesus explain His own parable. These are important. Now back to Matthew 13:24-30. 24- Another parable He put forth to them, saying: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field: 25- but while the men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26- But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27- So the servants of the owner came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?' 28- He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.' The servants said to him, 'Do you want us then to go and gather them up?' 29- But he said, 'No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. 30- Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, 'First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.'" Now let's go onto the explanation but look very closely at the very first verse of who the parable was explained to. 36- Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field." 37- He answered and said to them, "He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38- The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. 39- The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. 40- Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. 41- The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 42- and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43- Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear! Now which group will you bundle with- tares or wheat? It is your choice. Repent, refresh, revive. Rise up children of God, rise up!