As we conclude the parable of the sower and see the different and varying degrees of fruit borne by God’s children, we might be tempted to judge harshly those who are not living as godly as they ought. In the next parable after the sower, Jesus warns against this Pharisaical desire to judge others’ eternal state. Jesus warns that we should not attempt to root out who we perceive to be tares because we might accidentally damage the good wheat. Instead, we simply wait until the harvest of Christ’s second coming when he will divide the sheep from the goats, the wheat from the tares, and the good fish from the bad fish.
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