Tuesday April 20,
Text: Matthew 13: 23-30, 36-&3
Theme: Be Patient!
Be Patient! This is the instructions we are receiving today. It is clear from the passage that Jesus is a patient person. Patience therefore is a virtue that we must all aspire to have by praying earnestly for it.
This parable of the weeds is enough to teach what is going on in the church today. Jesus already knows this so he gives the apostles a forewarning. Consequently, we do not need to feel overwhelmed or perplexed by the things we see in the body of Christ.
Verse 25 is so touching:
But while men slept, the enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way
It was at our time of hibernation that the devil did this evil. He succeeded because everyone was asleep. Christian seek not yet repose…thou art in the midst of foes, watch and pray.
Jesus said again,
Allow both the weeds and the wheat to grow together, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them (vs 29-30).
We cannot be wiser than God. It is Christ himself that will sort out the confusion in the church today at God’s own appointed time. So, let all true children of God understand this scriptures today and learn to be patient. Desist from trying to be lord, judge and jury all at once. God is the judge and he knows how best to do his job.
Therefore, let our consolation be in the fact that God is aware of the tares already sown in his kingdom by the enemy and that he is doing something about it. Out sole duty as believes is to be patient with all who claim allegiance to Christ. To keep teaching and living in God’ s word while shining as lights wherever we find ourselves Moreso, keeping ourselves pure and eagerly waiting for that time when the true children of the kingdom will be revealed.