Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


January 28, 2013

"RoundUp" is weed-puller in a bottle. Squirt a little here and there, and it kills the weed.

"'No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest."
                                                  --Matthew 13:29,30 TNIV

There are two kinds of people: weed-pullers, and not. Jesus tells a parable about the wheat and weeds. He knows amongst us are some who are all anxious about separating the weeds and wheat; squirting RoundUp here and there. But Jesus says, "No." Yes, the day will come when the wheat and weeds will be separated, but that's not our job; it's the harvesters' job.

A couple thoughts: first, there will be a separation. Second, none of us are given the job of squirting the RoundUp here and there. As Christ-followers, we have plenty to do without weed-pulling.


Dale Patterson