The annual Wheat Festival in July, in Wellington, Kansas, brings to mind the importance of wheat in Scripture.

Matthew 13:24-30 (KJV) reads:

 24Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

 25But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

 26But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

 27So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

 28He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

 29But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

 30Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

As we go about our daily routines, believers must keep in mind that the enemy is among us and will do anything to destroy us. By planting seeds of doubt or confusion into our thoughts, it would be easy for us to be led astray into believing lies or practicing wickedness.

We must be ever watchful and alert to the wiles of the enemy against us. When someone tries to convince you that what he believes is the truth, go to the Lord’s Truth to convince yourself that the enemy is trying to use that person to turn you away from God. You must not let him.

Satan’s attempt to plant tares among the wheat is a common activity of his and his demons of lies and accusation. Yet Scripture affirms that at the Lord’s harvest, the tares, our enemies, will be bundled up and burned, while the wheat, God’s people, will be gathered into His barn, His kingdom. The tares will be no more; the wheat will continue to exist.

We must hold fast to God and His Truth. Keeping our eyes on Him will help us to discern what is right or wrong.

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