The Parable of the Tares

By David Bragg, Editor, BulletinGold

Among Jesus’ many parables the Gospel writers have preserved for our instruction is the one commonly known as the parable of the tares. After the farmer’s long, tiring day of sowing, with seed bags empty, the fields tilled and full of potential, and his heart overflowing with a sense of satisfaction he reclined for the evening of well-deserved rest. Little did he know that deceitfulness was afoot in the darkness of his unguarded field (Matt. 13:24-25). When the farmer arose from his rest in the morning there was no indication of the mischief that had been perpetrated while he slept.

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