Parables of the Kingdom No. 2 The Parable of the tares
Matt. 13:24-30, 36-43 One of the few parables Jesus explained.
Tares are weeds They look very much like wheat while growing The roots would intertwine with the wheat roots. Making it impossible to remove without harming the crop. What are tares?
There were three ways. No. 1: Harvest the Wheat and Burn The Tares How did the farmer separate the tares and wheat?
There were three ways. No. 2: Separate the wheat and tares as he reaped. How did the farmer separate the tares and wheat?
There were three ways. No. 3: IF there were a small amount; The Seed of the Tares was picked out before Milling How did the farmer separate the tares and wheat?
BURNING TAREs End of the world • And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Compare the gathering and burning to the end of the world (Matt. 13:41-42)
GOOD Bad How do we distinguish good from bad?
This parable contrasts good and evil. We cannot identify hypocrites and deceivers at first, either. There is evil in the kingdom as well as good. THE LESSOn
The farmer must be patient before separating the wheat from the tares. We, too, must be patient and longsuffering. We must not judge people too quickly. The lesson
This is about the conflict between God and sin. Satan is the enemy God is good and will always triumph. The lesson