Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Are You Wheat or a Weed?

                                                              Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

   Today, let's compare ourselves to this parable. Let's find out if we are weeds or wheat. We can ask ourselves the question, do we want to look like the wheat only when it is convenient for us, and then look like the weeds the rest of the time? How about if I put it another way? Does our faith in Jesus Christ or the responsibility of living a committed kind of life get turned on and off when it suits us? Many people label Christians "Hypocrites" because they say one thing, or expect something from others, but not themselves. Are you like that? Am I like that? Do we have one standard for ourselves, and a different standard for others? Do we live out what Jesus has demonstrated in His life as the way of living out our lives here on Earth? We must ask ourselves if being a disciple of Christ ends when we walk out of the church doors on Sunday, and then starts again when we walk back into the church the next Sunday? Or, does being a Christian do something to your life, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? You are the only one on this planet who can answer these questions, you are the only one that knows what is hidden in your heart and mind.

   Another question this parable brings up is, are we being productive in our lives? Are we bearing fruit for God? Jesus says that the wheat bears good fruit, but the weeds bear no fruit. Are you willing to bear fruit, to get involved for the sake of the Gospel? I know my church always need people to help with projects, or responsibilities that come with the church. I have always wondered why it is so hard to find people to help feed the poor in a Christian church if we are bearing God's fruit. Jesus Christ is asking you right now, to search your hearts and souls, to see if you will bear fruit for Him. He asks us if we, you and I, are willing to get involved with what He has going on? He is asking us to bear fruit for Him......

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