The Wheat and the Tares
September 2nd 2012 20:12
As promised, this lesson will complete the study of Matthew 13 and the Sower. If you have not yet read the last study, I recommend that you do so in order to get the complete message that Christ was teaching. The parable of the wheat and the tares is a follow-up of the parable of the sower. It is also found in Matthew 13 and it is very powerful.
Verses 24-30: Remember that number one the seed is the truth of God’s Word. Two, the wheat are the children of God (the seeds that grew) who do His work, try with all their might to live a righteous life as God has taught and those who actively seek Him by studying His Word and becoming what He wants us to be. Three, the tares are the children of the Wicked One (“the seed of the Enemy”) who despise God, try to stifle the wheat and those who try to prevent them from spreading.
The 13th verse is very important because it is the bottom line as to what will happen in the end – the wheat will be saved and the tares will be burned until destroyed.
Verses 37-43: Here Christ makes it even more simple to understand. He declares in the clearest way the “mystery” behind the parable of the wheat and tares in a nutshell. There is no great mystery as to what will happen in the end. We all have the opportunity to believe and grow in Christ, those (tares, children of the devil) who choose not to love and obey Him through learning scripture have made their own choice using free will and they will suffer total death as a result while the children of God (the seeds planted by Christ) will enjoy eternal life.
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