Matthew 13 part 2–Weed Whacking

Inevitably, there can be no separation between us and the world. No matter how careful we are to walk according to his teaching, the world ends up mixed in our lives. The parable speaks of how the enemy sprinkled weeds in the wheat. It threw the farm hands into a worried mess. How would the wheat ever grow and be harvestable with weds sprinkled in? The Farmer had a great answer—let them grow up together—then at harvest time, we will remove the weeds first and then harvest the wheat. What a novel approach—remove the hindrance and allow the wheat to continue to grow.
That is what God wants for our lives as well. He wants us to recognize we are growing in the midst of a culture of weeds. All through our lives, they attempt to squeeze and render us ineffective. As we grow and become ready for harvest and use, we also need to separate the weeds in our lives and enjoy the soil of his word and prayer. That separation also grants us the freedom to submit and follow him closely. As we do—he protects, provides and prepares us for an eternity of peace and joy. We would be unable to concentrate on that if we had to spend our energy fighting the weeds. Be patient and be ready to be separate from the world even while we are in its midst.
Help me Lord, to follow humbly and closely as you eliminate the weeds in my life.
God Bless You
24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. 27 “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?’ 28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.
“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ 29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 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.”

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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