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.’”
This is a really confronting verse. Jesus says that in the kingdom that which is of God and not of God will be allowed to grow together till the end. But in the final day, only that which is fruitful for the kingdom, only that which is truly God’s will be kept. This is confronting and comforting at the same time, it is a reminder that it is not up to us to sort out if others are genuine in their faith or evil in their intention. We are just wheat in this analogy, not the harvester. God is the judge and will judge faithfully at the end of time
How often do I waste time having an opinion and judgment of others? How often do I try to take the place of God in how I view treat and process the authentic faith of others? I am not called to be the harvester but the wheat, being fruitful and multiplying for the sake of the kingdom.
Father, teach me to rest with the notion that you are the final judge. That you will weigh up all good and evil and bring justice when it is due. Teach me, however, to love others and to see the best in them with wisdom for your glory. In Jesus name, amen.