Wednesday, July 27, 2016
wheat and tares growing together
He brings to mind Titus 1:15, which says that to the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled, nothing is pure. We see this dichotomy all of the time. Even in our own minds. When we are walking close to Jesus, we hope the best for people. We are kind to others. We love people, and love ourselves.
When we stray away, we find ourselves not so kind. We gossip about others, hope for their failure, and even hurt people on purpose.
Of course, as Christians, we all want to be more of the former and less of the latter. And that's God's will for us, as well. So when we pray "your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven", we're asking Him to make us more like the former.
When Jesus said to let the wheat grow up with the tares, He was being merciful. And thanks be to God that He is, because I find the wheat and tares growing together in my heart every day.
Thank You, God, for helping us to become pure again... and for being patient with us while we do.