In recent visits we’ve been doing an inductive study of two of the parables Jesus shared in Matthew 13. Remember, He interpreted two of these parables. In our last visit we shared some applications that could be made based on the parable of the sower.
Regarding the parable of the wheat and the weeds you could make the following application based on Jesus interpretation. It is wise to realize that your destiny is determined by what you are or become in this life. By choosing to trust in Jesus Christ you become a son of the kingdom with the blessed hope of eternal glory. If on the other hand, you do not trust in Jesus, He identifies you as a son of the evil one, and your destiny is hell fire.
Jesus concludes His interpretation in verse 43 by saying, “He who has ears, let him hear.” In other words, take the implications of this parable seriously, because it’s about your eternal destiny. Don’t put off what you can deal with today. Tomorrow might be too late.
You can be saved and become a child of God by praying, thanking Jesus Christ for dying for your sins and rising from the dead to be a living savior. Then ask Jesus Christ to forgive and save you and take over in your life.
Remember, when studying the Bible: observation, interpretation and application. This is how to get God’s message. These three steps are an integral part of every other study method as well, so keep them in mind whenever you study the Bible.