Original post at http://www.nextstepevangelism.org/2012/11/27/maxies-weekly-word-7/
WHEATS AND TARES
Jesus told a story about a farmer who planted his wheat. While asleep an enemy planted weeds in the same field. When the harvest came, the farmer’s helper wanted to pull out the weeds that were growing with the wheat. The farmer refused, knowing pulling out the weeds could destroy the roots of the wheat.
Sometimes we destroy the good by trying to get rid of what we think is bad. A New York health official criticized a free breakfast program for school children, saying the free food made them obese. Preposterous. Better to risk obesity than to allow children to starve. Be careful about the decisions you make and the life you live. You may fail to do something good because you fear bad things that may never come. This is a word of warning to make life matter.