The Wheat and the Weeds

Matthew 13: 24 - 30 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.’”

Will we trust God?

That's the question we ask ourselves with regard to this parable. It can be confusing to see weeds in this world - the evils and the injustices of society. But Jesus seems to be saying here that the weeds have been left on earth for a reason. That's hard to swallow.

Ask God today why it is that he might be leaving the weeds on earth with the wheat?