Another parable put he forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man which sowed good seed in his field:…
I. INABILITY TO FORM PERFECT JUDGMENT OF INDIVIDUALS NOW. Men are to be known by their fruits, but the fruits of a man's life cannot be fairly judged until they are ripened and complete.
II. THE DUTY OF ACCEPTING PROFESSION NOW AND LEAVING FINAL JUDGMENT FOR GOD'S FUTURE.
III. THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL IS VITAL, and there can be no real confusion between them.
IV. THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN GOOD AND BAD PERSONS WILL ONE DAY RE CLEARLY SHOWN.
V. THE TEMPTATION TO USE OUTWARD AND PHYSICAL FORCES TO ACCOMPLISH THE AIMS OF CHRIST'S CHURCH MUST BE RESISTED.
Parallel VersesKJV: Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: