The Good Seed – Wheat and Tares – Part 4

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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.

Arise - Shine

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.

BenThanks for stopping by.

See you tomorrow

Ben

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0 thoughts on “The Good Seed – Wheat and Tares – Part 4

  1. chris

    Its amazing - that He chose ME to transfer His radiance to! Thank you Father. And thank you Ben for encouraging and challenging me today.

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    1. Ben Nelson

      it always amazes me too. I think there are so many better choices out there God! But He chooses and uses us.
      thank God

      Thanks for coming by Chris, and for joining in.

      Ben

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  2. shazza91321

    It's interesting how even though the bible calls God, steadfast, unchanging, constant, that in all these things he seems to be a bit random. Especially the way he picked us to be his children. I know when we meet him in glory we will understand everything but it's kind of nice to know that he seems to have a random side to his plan.

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    1. Ben Nelson

      You have to love a God that has such an amazing plan that it seems random. Demonstrates to me how vast His mind is. Like playing chess with a master - the random moves take you somewhere you never expected. I on the other hand, played chess against my first computer, set it on the setting where it was trying to loose, and it still beat me - ah well.

      thanks for stopping in and joining the fray!

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  3. Caddo Veil

    I confess I was less than shiny/shining/loving/cheerful a half hour ago--but I'll endeavor to catch up, finish the day Bright! Thanks for the "attitude check", brother Ben--I'm convicted, but not condemned, so it's all good. God bless you and the fam--love, sis Caddo

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  4. Debbie

    I loved this , Mr. Ben! Thank you for pointing that out to us. There was something special about us shining and being sown among the tares, to me. Need to think and pray about that some more! God bless you, as you shine today!

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