Nov 11 2012

Mercy not Sacrifice: Who does God weed out?

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MercyNotSacrifice/~3/GOLsIGwaIoE/

Jesus’ parable of the weeds in Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 is a tough passage to preach on unless you’re a Calvinist because basically it says that some people will always be weeds who have been planted by the devil that God leaves alone until the end of time when He throws them all into hell.  Now [...]

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    Have you considered the importance and worthiness of wheat in the Jewish mind and custom?

    Wheat is the prized grain. The grain worthy to be eaten during Shavuot.
    Wheat is a blessing from God found in the land God would give to the Jewish people.

    “For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land of flowing streams and pools of water, with fountains and springs that gush out in the valleys and hills. 8 It is a land of wheat and barley; of grapevines, fig trees, and pomegranates; of olive oil and honey. 9 It is a land where food is plentiful and nothing is lacking.Deut.8

    Wheat is related to harvesting the Festival of Reaping and directly related to the message Jesus is teaching.

    Let the prophet who has a dream tell his dream, but let the one who has my word speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain?” declares the LORD.

    Wesley’s Notes
    What is the wheat – There is as much difference between my will and their dreams, as there is betwixt the chaff and the wheat.

    Thistles or weeds are found in Job31:40, Psalms 92, Isaiah 27 and Hosea 10:4 reads:
    4 They spout empty words    

        and make covenants they don’t intend to keep.
    So injustice springs up among them
        like poisonous weeds in a farmer’s field.

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