Friday, July 17, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 17 July 2020


Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
(Matthew 13:24-30)

Today’s Morsel:  My wife likes to de-weed her flower garden in the spring when the plants first start to grow. But it is hard to tell which is a flower or which is a weed. And so most of the time we will pull up the flowers instead of the weeds.  So, I am starting to learn that the best time to de-weed is when everything has grown up. This is what Jesus is telling us in this parable.  Let them grow together, and in the end, it will be easier to determine who is a true Christian and who is not.  “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them” He said (Matthew 7:20).  

Sing:  Life is good cause God is.  Life is good cause I’m His.  New life springing up growing in the sun, walking hand and hand, and having some fun, life is so, so good.

Thought For Today:  Any plant growing in the wrong plant is a weed.    

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