Monday, July 27, 2009

Daily - 7/27/09

Matthew 13:36-43

36 Jesus, dismissing the crowds, went into the house. His disciples approached him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field."

37 He said in reply, "He who sows good seed is the Son of Man,

38 the field is the world, the good seed the children of the kingdom. The weeds are the children of the evil one,

39 and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

40 Just as weeds are collected and burned (up) with fire, so will it be at the end of the age.

41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all who cause others to sin and all evildoers.

42 They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.

43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears ought to hear.


People really don't like to discuss this subject. It's very sobering, and it challenges one's thinking of Jesus and what he's really like.

As Christ says, "whoever has ears ought to hear." Friends, I've met A LOT of people in this world who claim to believe in Christ and say that He is their Lord and Savior, but they actually don't believe what he says regarding how to enter the kingdom of God.

This is a good example. Christ says that ALL who cause other to sin and ALL evildoers will get thrown into the fiery furnace. Note that Christ doesn't say "whoever believes in me", or "whoever calls me Lord", or "whoever claims I am their Savior," or "whoever is born again" will be spared this judgement.

To me, it's very simple. Christ himself tells us repeatedly what will be expected of us. Whoever has ears ought to pay attention.