“Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. 27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ 28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ 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.” (Matthew 13:24—30 NIV)


This is quite an interesting parable. The kingdom of heaven is liken to a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping his ENEMY came and sowed WEEDS among the wheat, and went away.

There is an enemy that seeks to saw bad seeds among the good seeds in the field of our lives. What does one do when there is a discovery of these bad seeds among the good ones in our lives? Many times we are unaware of the warfare that is going on in our lives.

The owner of the field was asked by his servants, “Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where than did the WEEDS comes from? The enemy did this, the owner said. In our lives the enemies comes to sow weeds among the wheat that God has sown in our hearts.

There are lessons that I take away from this parable.

• I learn that the ENEMY never stops working against the good things that Jesus is doing in our lives. As believers, we often rest, and forget to engaged in life, but the enemy never does.

• I learn that I MUST always be aware and alert about the wiles of the enemy.

• I learn that the enemy strikes when I let down my guards. The enemy strikes when I am sleeping.

• I learn that when we find that Master has a perfect time to deal with difficulties the bad seeds brings into our lives. Good and bad seeds will always co-exist in my life and I must know how to deal with it. Overreaction and overresponding may harm the good that is in my life because I want to deal with it right away.

• The existence of WEEDS or bad seeds in the field of my life, does not mean I must try to pull out everything at once. I must continue to grow, and not be preoccupied by the weeds that seems to accompany life. Otherwise, when plants grow, I can’t tell the difference in its early stage. I might uproot something good, instead of the bad.

• I must never be frustrated with the bad seeds that seems to be growing, but I must focus on my own growth as a good seed. Some problems are there for a purpose. The Master knows when to remove the problem.

• I must trust the Master’s timing of dealing with the bad things that the enemy has sown into my life. God knows how to remove it and when to remove it. I must know that I am a WHEAT, AND NOT A WEED.


I need to learn more about discerning of what I need to focus on and what not to concentrate on. I need to learn more that there will always be bad things the enemy tries to sow into the good God is doing in my life. I will continue to make a choice to focus on growing as a WHEAT in God’s field rather than trying to remove the WEEDS that enemy sows into my life.


Jesus, you are the Sower of good seeds in my life. I pray that you help me to discern your works and not focusing on the enemies works sown against me. Help me to lean on you for your timing to remove the work the enemy sowing in my life. Please help me to grow more and more and focus on Your work in my life. Amen!