The weeds in the field

The Life of Jesus Christ - Chapter 4 - Jesus, the great teacher - Part 13

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Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

The parable of the weeds

In Matthew chapter 13 there are other parables (stories) which teach us about the *kingdom of God. The parable of the weeds is not a complicated story. A farmer sows good seed in his field, but weeds grow with the seed. At the start, the weeds look like the good crop. Nobody can say what is good and what is not good. It is not possible to take out the bad plants. But when it is time for the harvest, men can take out the bad plants. They will take them away and burn them.

The meaning of the parable

Jesus said that the *kingdom of God is like that. Some people believe completely in Jesus, and some people do not believe. It is not always easy to know who really trusts Jesus. But one day Jesus will come back to this world. He will separate those who really trust him from the other people. Jesus has very severe words to say about people who do not trust him. Read what he said:

Matthew 13:40-43 ‘Men pull up weeds and burn them in the fire. It will be like that at the end of the age. The *Son of Man will send out his *angels. They will take away everything that causes *sin. They will take out all people who do evil things. They will throw them into a great fire. Many people will weep then, and be very sorry. Then the *righteous people will shine like the sun in the *kingdom of their Father. If you hear this, understand it’.


Some more parables [stories with a meaning] that Jesus told:


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