So, what did you see/learn from the parable?
24 Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
25 But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.
26 But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also. 27 The 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?’
28 And 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?’
29 But he *said, ‘No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them.
30 Allow 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.”’”
Note that this is a “kingdom” parable.
Jesus is speaking of the Kingdom of Heaven/God.
It says that the Kingdom “may be compared”...there is a point that Jesus is making.
What do you think the point is?
Especially considering the context of this chapter.
Tares and wheat look the same, until harvest time.
Tare has not fruit, nor grain.
Jesus is showing us that there will be those, tares, who think that they are Kingdom people, yet they are not.
You saw the eagerness that the slaves had to do away with the tares.
The Lord did not allow this.
It would cause harm to the wheat.
Oh that the slaves had been so zealous to be awake and aware.
Remember, the tare was sown while they were asleep.
Let us sleep not.
Let us be aware of the strategy of the evil one to sow bad seed.
We will have unsaved people who claim faith in the organizational church.
Jesus tells us that He will literally sift them out at the time of Reaping.
Jesus will send Reapers (angels) to gather first the tares.
The tares will be bound in bundles and burned.
Reapers will also gather the wheat..into “The Barn”.