We already saw this parable earlier in the week, but today we read about the explanation to what Jesus actually meant when discussing the weeds and the wheat. I love the relational nugget we get at the beginning of our reading: we see Jesus leave the crowd, go into the house, and sit and talk with His disciples. The disciples wanted to know more, and of course Jesus delivered.
I think that’s something we can take from this whole week of looking at these parables. Jesus is relational and desires us to seek Him while He is also pursuing us. Not only do we see this through the disciples going to Jesus asking for clarification and understanding, but we see this through the parables. Jesus uses these to teach us, guide us, and illustrate His heart for us. I am so grateful for a God that doesn’t simply say “because I said so”. He shows us so much grace and love by teaching us all while inviting our questions.
In a world that is often marked by chaos and confusion, I’m so thankful that we have God’s word to remind us of the hope we have in Christ. Even as we navigate some of the hard things, like the coexistence of good and evil Jesus speaks about in this passage, let us remember to focus on God’s promise of a future harvest. Let us wholeheartedly pursue relationship with Him as He teaches us, molds us, and guides us through His Word.