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Reading through the Gospels 86

Matthew 13:36-43


Jesus went into the house and His disciples asked him to explain the parable of the weeds.  The "Son of Man" or Jesus Himself is both the sower (Jesus) and the seed (the Word).  This makes me think of the "Word" in John 1:1, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." The Trinity is and does it all.  Jesus (the sower) sowed His Word (the seed) while He was on earth and I am blessed to have it in the Bible.


The field is the world; that is, the people in the world. The good seeds, the wheat, are believers. The weeds are those of devil, the unbelievers. The devil did their sowing. We live in this world together.


The harvest is the end of the age and the reapers are the angels. At the end of time (judgment day), those not taken to heaven will be gathered by the angels and "burned with fire" where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. The righteous, those made right with God by God's gift of faith, will shine like the sun in heaven. The believers and unbelievers will be separated.  Daniel 12:3, "And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever."


I note that that Jesus does everything except sow the bad seeds. He does the sowing. He is the seed. He sends the angels to reap. We should never take credit for a new believer after our actions because Jesus does it all. I am merely a vessel.


These verses describe our hope of the resurrection when the soul and body are reunited. Death stinks when we are separated from our loved ones on earth, and our eternal soul is separated from our body, but our hope is the end of time when we will be separated from unbelievers and reunited with a new body. (Romans 6:5; 1 Corinthians 15:35-58)