Tares among Wheat
²⁴Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
²⁵But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.
²⁶But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also.
²⁷The slaves of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’
²⁸And he said to them, ‘An enemy has done this!’ The slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?’
²⁹But he said, ‘No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them.
³⁰Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.”
The Tares Explained
³⁶Then He left the crowds and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.”
³⁷And He said, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, ³⁸and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; ³⁹and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels.
⁴⁰So just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age.
⁴¹The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, ⁴²and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
⁴³Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.
Do you remember the day you were so burned?
You had been in the radiant sun all day. At night you were like a stove, your skin just glowed.
Whoever comes into the sun is touched by its rays.
The Bible says that the righteous will shine like the sun.
The Lord Jesus is also called ‘the Sun of Righteousness’.
Whoever comes into the rays of that Sun is also touched.
No, this Sun does not burn you, fortunately not. But when you get into those rays, you do glow and give off heat yourself.
Do you take the time to sit in this Sun?
Just like you can sometimes sit on a terrace in the sun and enjoy a glass of cool drink, you can also take the time to read your Bible.
To warm your soul and quench your thirst, as it were.
▪︎ Take the time to pray.
▪︎ Take the time to sit on the spiritual terrace and indulge in the Sun of Righteousness.
Then you can also shine in the lives of other people.
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