The Tares and The Wheat

This morning I have been studying the above parable in Matthew 13: 24-30.  One of the first things it has brought to mind is a lesson in my art class on negative and positive space.  Both are needed for clarity.  The negative space is that space which surrounds the item or items that I am painting or drawing.  It is neither Good nor evil but to me represents the unreal while the actual painting is the real.

Matthew 13:30 states, “Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers,  ‘First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.'”

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Tares and Wheat

While reading about the tares and the wheat in Matthew 13:24-30, it is brought to one’s attention that the tares are not destroyed until the harvest.  “Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest, I will say to the reapers, ‘First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn'”.

The tares are totally separate from the wheat just as we mature Spiritually, any unChristlike trait just falls away and has nothing to do with our True Being and it never did have.  Isn’t God Good?

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