Matthew 13:24-36 || Kingdom Parables: 5 Points
The 5 Points about the Kingdom of God:
God Created Good - Satan brings Sin
Removing Sin Removes all who are - So God forgives sin to free all
The Good are Gathered - The Bad are Burned
The Kingdom Breaks through in You to Break Forth from You
Give it All to Get it All
Day 3 - Point 3 Devotion
The Good are Gathered - The Bad are Burned (Matthew 13:30)
“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.’ ”
Reflect for a moment on the tenth and final plague in Egypt (Exodus 12-
13). God instructed his people to cover the doorways of their home with the
blood of a lamb because He was going to consume the first born of everyone in
Egypt that did not receive that covering and forgiveness of sins from God.
Precisely how God will work in the final day of the Lord, we don’t know, but
in this parable Jesus portrays it to be similar. Jesus will send his workers to take
away all the sin left in the world and anyone in whom sin remains - anyone who
has not been covered by the forgiveness of the blood of Christ.
Then He will take all who know Him, love Him, and receive Him to be a part of
what He is doing in His eternal kingdom.
Jesus speaks more on that final day in Matthew chapter 24. Here are a few
3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately.
“Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your
coming and of the end of the age?”
6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed.
Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but
the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the
kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and
then the end will come.
30b all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming
on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his
angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds,
from one end of the heavens to the other.
42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will
I think the most important piece is in the last verse (v.42).
Question: What does it mean to you to keep watch and be ready for that coming
day? Are you ready? Are the people you know and care about ready?