Mat 13:24 Jesus told them another parable: “The Kingdom of heaven is like this. A man sowed good seed in his field. Mat 13:25 One night, when everyone was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. Mat 13:26 When the plants grew and the heads of grain began to form, then the weeds showed up.
Mat 13:27 The man’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, it was the good seed you sowed in your field; where did the weeds come from?’ Mat 13:28 ‘It was some enemy who did this,’ he answered. ‘Do you want us to go and pull up the weeds?’ they asked him. Mat 13:29 ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because as you gather the weeds you might pull up some of the wheat along with them. Mat 13:30 Let the wheat and the weeds both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvest workers to pull up the weeds first, tie them in bundles and burn them, and then to gather in the wheat and put it in my barn.’ “
In this parable, we are going to disclose what the Kingdom of Heaven means. The writer is clever enough in the presentation using a practical analogy that speaks clearly to us and because many of us are farmers or some of us are attached to farmers so we clearly understand about a field, weeds, wheat, and the enemy of the farmer.
Let’s look at the things in parallelism
The weeds and the wheat both grow in the field
The farmer and the enemy have both their own seeds
The servants and the harvest time
The weeds and the wheat both grow in the field means there is freedom. They were planted and both are given the opportunity to consummate their time in the filed.
The farmer and the enemy have both their own seeds. They too have the freedom although the other party has done it secretly he was not immediately apprehended or accosted but he enjoyed his freedom until harvest time.
The servants and the harvest time. Here the servants will only act if the harvest time has come. This is the time when the wheat and the weeds are synchronously cut and removed from the field. Because they both grew close to each other it is better to take both of them down for it is easier to separate them in that way.
In the Kingdom of Heaven, both the good and the bad are given opportune time to consummate their existence but the harvest time will come and no one can resist it. It is only the owner of the field who has the authority to give the mandate to the harvesters. Whatever that owner decides to do with the wheat and the weeds will be the final of all things.