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.’”
If we look at the state of the church, its pretty unpredictable and the statistics are scary, but isn’t this how Jesus said it would be? It’s hard to tell who’s truly for Christ and who’s perpetrating, but God knows.
God knows whose beliefs match up with what the bible says and who’s worldview is more like the world, than Christian. We can talk like a crop of wheat, but our faith could be as good for nothing as a field of weeds are to a farmer.
So why should we encourage others in our churches and those who claim to be Christians, but we know are far from it? It’s because we never know who may turn out to be what. That’s why the owner of the field said, “let them grow together”, or the servant would pull up some of the wheat with the weeds.
Don’t be a weed planted by the enemy. Continue to be faithful to Christ until the end, because the end is what truly matters.