Matthew 13:25 “But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away.”

If you’ve ever had flower beds or a garden you know what’s it like to contend with the weeds. Everything looks beautiful, and suddenly, almost over night, your flower bed or garden has been over-run with weeds. They are vigorous, and thick…choking out the more desirable plants. And if you start weeding aggressively, you take the real chance of pulling the good plants out with the bad. In this Parable, the field is the whole world and what the enemy planted was called tares or darnel…another name for them is “False Wheat” or “Mimic Weed”. It’s a weed that looks very much like wheat until harvest-time when the differing seed heads are easily identifiable. Darnel, or False Wheat, will unfortunately contaminate the good wheat seed if they are harvested together. As Believers in this broken world, we need to be hypervigilant about allowing “weeds” to grow in our own life. Did you notice when the enemy came to sow the False Wheat? It was while the land owner’s men were sleeping. Any time we become apathetic, and indifferent to the “little weeds” we permit in our life…we’re setting ourselves up to wake up to these weeds choking out our relationship with the Lord.

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