Tuesday, April 17, 2018
40 Days of Prayer
This devotional series is in conjunction with the current curriculum series all Life and Home Groups are currently going through.
24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. 27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ 28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ 29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 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.’”
The Christ-follower can get discouraged in their work when they see so much sin abounding all around them. But this passage reminds us that God (the Ultimate Farmer) is in charge of His fields on earth. Our responsibility is to be faithful field workers who sow the Farmer’s seed (God’s word). God will take care of the Harvest and the separation of the “wheat” (believers) from the “tares” (unbelievers). Pray for workers—and to be a faithful worker—in His fields.