Harvest of Souls: Trusting God’s Timing in Sorting Good from Evil

Published on Feb 28, 2024
Category: Behold!

Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”

Matthew 13:30

Jesus is explaining the kingdom of God through parables. 

The parable of the wheat and tares describes the work of the enemy who tries to destroy the good seed sown by the farmer, by sowing tares. But the wise farmer decides to sort it out at the time of harvest. This parable describes the corruption in the Church. The wheat represents the people of God. Tares an injurious weed, that resembles real wheat, are the corrupt people. To protect the wheat, the wise farmer chooses not to separate the tares from the wheat until the time of harvest. 

Corruption in the Church

Corruption within the church is one of the most powerful tools of the evil one. Satan sows discord and evil right within the Church in his attempt to stem the work of God’s kingdom. But God in His wisdom knows best and reminds us that He will sort out the weeds from the wheat at the time of harvest. Much as Satan and his evil works are a reality, so also is the Day of Judgement. Judgment awaits those who choose to be used by Satan to be instruments of evil and corruption. 


There is a day of reckoning when the Lord of the Harvest will separate the wheat from the tares. Would you be found among the wheat? What needs to build in your life today to ensure you are good seed? 


Lord help me live wisely today so that I be found in your kingdom in eternity. 


Preethi Alice Jacob

Preethi Jacob is the author of the yearlong devotional At the Potter’s Wheel, Day by Day. Her journey includes teaching a Bible Study Fellowship class, teaching and leading the Sunday School ministry in her church, leading Bible studies, besides counselling young women. She serves on the Global Mission Team of the United Bible Societies and lives in Bangalore, India with her husband and two young adult children.

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