He presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one;
Then THE RIGHTEOUS WILL SHINE FORTH AS THE SUN in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear." (Matthew 13:24, 38, 43 NASB)
I want to extract one simple point today.
Check out the destiny of the “sons of the kingdom.” This is the Lord's big project, the ultimate overarching design initiated before the foundations of the earth.
From before the creation of all that we know, God had a plan. That plan is that there would be a people alight with His glory.
We know of heaven that there is no sun there, because He is radiant.
No longer will you have the sun for light by day, Nor for brightness will the moon give you light; But you will have the LORD for an everlasting light, And your God for your glory. Isaiah 60:19 NASB
I have wondered – so how does this heavenly light work. Aren’t there objects that can block this light and cast shadows?
But I see here, in Jesus story a radiance transferred to us. Every inhabitant of heaven shines with the Glory of the Jesus, who is the light that lights every man. Isaiah 60 begins with the same message.
Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. (Isaiah 60:1 NASB)
The sons of the kingdom are created to shine,
Today day is your day to get some practice.
- Shine at work today.
- Shine in school today
- Shine at the grocery store today.
- Shine in your neighborhood today.
Arise and get to it.
See you tomorrow