Matthew 13:38- The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one. —————————————————————————
As that verse says, the world is a field. Just like any other field you have the good plant & the bad.
I know growing up I would always go out & pick “wildflowers” and I remember one time my mom telling me that those are actually weeds… I could not believe it!! They were so pretty and I had always thought of weeds as stickers & unwanted plants that grow in your flowerbeds.
Weeds: a plant that tends to overgrow or choke out the desirable plant.
Now, back to the verse. It compares sin to the sons of the evil one (weeds). We all know the sins that are considered obvious to us like, murder, stealing & committing any sort of crime like that. Those would be considered the “unwanted plant” weeds we all know of.
Then comes the “wildflower” weeds (the pretty ones). That’s when it gets a little tricky, when we start getting deceived. Sins like cussing, getting drunk, gossip <- that’s a big one, and even cheating gets blown off at my age because it’s just a “teen relationship”, but the things you start doing now develop into habits that effect our future. Those are all sins that are disguised as “wildflowers” that we don’t noticed until they start choking out the good seeds in our field.
Don’t be deceived by “wildflowers”
1 Cor. 3:9 – You are God’s field.
You are a non perishable (2 Cor. 9:10) seed of righteousness (1 Peter 1:23).
Cussing: Col. 3:8, Matt. 12:36
Drunkenness: Eph. 5:18, 1 Cor. 6:10
Gossip: James 4:11, Psalm 15:3 & 101:5
Cheating: Matt. 5:27-28, Prob. 6:32.
Proverbs 6:16-19 – “There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”
Don’t be discouraged , Romans 3:23.
You got this, aubs.
s/o to my girl Rae for helping me with this one 🙂