June 26, 2023

Joel Hernandez
"Jesus told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. "The owner's servants came to him and said, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?' "'An enemy did this,' he replied. "The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?' "'No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.'"
Matthew 13:24-30

In this passage, Jesus shares the parable of the weeds among the wheat to teach us profound lessons about God’s Kingdom. Through this story, Jesus imparts wisdom about patience, discernment, and the sovereignty of God.

The man in this parable represents Jesus, who sows good seed in His field, symbolizing the true believers in His Kingdom. The wheat represents those who have accepted Christ and are committed to following Jesus faithfully. However, an enemy came in and sowed weeds among the wheat, which represents the false believers or those who oppose the ways of God.

This teaches us a vital truth in the kingdom of God: there is a mix of good and evil. It shows that while God desires a pure and holy community, He allows both to coexist until the time of harvest. This shows God’s patience as He gives people an opportunity to repent and turn to Him.
The farmer’s servants are eager to eliminate the weeds, but the wise farmer advises against it. He cautions that uprooting the weeds prematurely may damage the wheat. This shows the importance of discernment and the need for wisdom when dealing with complex situations.

God, in His infinite knowledge, knows the right time for judgment and separation. As His followers, let’s exercise patience and trust in His sovereignty.