Often we are tempted to be frustrated by the evil in the world, but the evil in the world will remain until the final judgment. What we must do is be faithful in our struggle to be sons of the kingdom.

24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.

27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’

28 “ ‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.

“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’

29 “ ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’ ” . . . “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.”

37 He answered, “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels (Matt 13:24-30, 36-39 NIV).

In between this parable and its explanation are two parables about the kingdom. They compare the kingdom to the smallest mustard seed and yeast mixed in a batch of dough. These parables teach us that the kingdom may not appear like much or much that is desirable but in the end the kingdom in our lives accomplishes God’s great purpose!

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