Matthew 13:36–43 (ESV)
The Parable of the Weeds Explained
he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” 37 He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man.
38 The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age,
and the reapers are angels. 40 Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his
kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, 42 and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the
sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.
I often hear people say that they don’t want to be like those Christians, they are
a bunch of hypocrites. Well, sometimes… we are our own worst enemy. I must admit, to a certain extent, I agree with them. Christians are hypocrites in that they are trying to live a life that is not achievable while on earth.
We are lawbreakers, sinners, or whatever you want to call it. We fall short. This explanation explains that at the end times, the angels will come and “gather out of his kingdom all caused of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them I.”
Where I disagree with the statement I made is that there is a difference between those who go to hell and those who go to heaven. There difference is faith. We (Christians) may be hypocrites, but we are FORGIVEN! Christians confess Jesus
is Lord and believe that he died to save us. This is what separates those who go to hell from those who go to heaven. This faith is given to us.
pray: O Lord, I give thanks for the faith you have given me. I confess that you are Lord and I believe in you. Thank you for your forgiveness. Amen.