Matthew 3:12 NASB
His winnowing fork is in His hand,
and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor;
and He will gather His wheat into the barn,
but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
We are led to the threshing floor.
While it is true that in our time we no longer know about a threshing floor because the crops are mowed and threshed at the same time, it still lives on in the memory.
In Israel, the threshing floor was usually no more than a hard area on the field itself. The crop had grown on that field. Grain and chaff had been there in one blade.
Chaff is not dust. The chaff was first on the ear of the grain.
Is it not so that the chaff was before the eye before the fruit, than the grain of wheat?
We can even say that it was beautiful to see for a long time.
Only later when the grain appears it changes.
Then the chaff withers.
And when the grain is mowed and threshed, the chaff must be removed. Then the wheat and the chaff must be separated.
John the Baptist says this in all seriousness.
Grain and chaff grow first in one field and are in one stalk.
So it is also ор the yard of the church.
▪︎ We listened and sang together.
▪︎ We lived and talked together.
But some will turn out to be grain, and some will turn out to be chaff
Which of both are you?
The point is that we know that the chaff is ultimately worthless when harvest day comes, and it will be burned.
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