The Barn or The Burn Pile
Here is another story Jesus told: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away. When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew. “The farmer’s workers went to him and said, ‘Sir, the field where you planted that good seed is full of weeds! Where did they come from?’ “‘An enemy has done this!’ the farmer exclaimed. “‘Should we pull out the weeds?’ they asked. “‘No,’ he replied, ‘you’ll uproot the wheat if you do. Let both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the weeds, tie them into bundles, and burn them, and to put the wheat in the barn.’” (Matthew 13: 24-30 NLT)
In gardening it is known that weeds are going to grow among the plants. Sometimes the weeds can even look like the plants themselves. To the untrained eye, the weed could easily be mistaken as the plant or vice verse.
In this current world (garden), the righteous and unrighteous are growing together. Often, it is difficult to tell the difference between them. Only God truly knows the plant from the weed. When harvest time comes, He will surely separate them and receive one into His barn (Heaven) and the other into the burn pile (Hell).
However, there is one note of good news: God allows weeds to become plants if they will simply let the Gardner of life, Jesus, transform them through the power of His shed blood. He does not desire to throw anyone into the burn pile, but must do so if they choose to reject the only way to be saved. Let today be the day you are transformed. Ask Jesus to save you today!
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Rev. Curtis Norris