2. The Wheat and the Weeds
How the Gospel of God’s
Kingdom Works In Us
The Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds
(Only in Matthew 13:24-30).
Watch the 3 minute video here.
The printed message follows, with scripture references.
We must totally focus on Jesus’ gospel truth that God says he requires us to live by, or we are going to be persuaded by false beliefs, wrong assumptions and incorrect conclusions we get from so many differing denominations. Wikipedia lists hundreds of church denominations and then does not guarantee it has included all of them! And keep in mind they all teach something different!
This is why I often refer to our various theologies today as ‘The SECOND Tower of Babel.’ What is preached often is not much more than a bunch of ‘babel’ when it is compared to the gospel. Thus Paul speaks of preachers who don’t understand what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions (I Tim 1:7).
The gospel is the ‘wheat’ this parable talks of, and the ‘weeds’ are all the humanistic theories we are exposed to by what Paul refers to satirically as ‘10,000 instructors in Christ’ (I Cor 4:15), and as the ‘doctrine of demons’ (I Tim 4:1). Paul says anyone who preaches anything other than the gospel he preaches should be cursed (Gal 1:8-9).
But don’t forget, Paul got his message directly from Jesus, having spent 3 years with him in the desert (Gal 1:11-15), and then another 14 years of on the job training (Gal 2:1). Finally, he also was given a special conference with Abba Father God in heaven on the subject (II Cor 12:1-4). So, Paul wasn’t just creating his own theology.
We all have ‘crowed’ lives, influenced by many different things. We like our choices, and our freedom to believe what we want to believe. But the truth is Jesus says we must believe and live his gospel!
The goal of Jesus is to get us to believe and live his gospel truth. Satan’s goal is to blind our minds to the gospel truth of Christ (II Cor 4:3-4).
The purpose of this parable is to guard our
minds against anything that is not the gospel truth
our Lord came to give us.
Remember, Paul says anything
that is not the gospel should be cursed
Remember: my purpose is not to totally discuss each parable. It is to only
show the gospel in each parable, and how it practically impacts us.
Next: The Parable of the Mustard Seed