Another parable put he forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man which sowed good seed in his field:…
This parable relates chiefly to the condition of the Church.
I. The MIXED CONDITION of His Church in our world.
II. THE CAUSE of this mixed condition of the Church. The existence of His people Christ traces to Himself. The tares traced to a spiritual author — stealthily. Satan does not show himself while doing his work.
III. THE CONDUCT OF THE CHRISTIAN SERVANTS with respect to this mixture in the Church.
1. They notice it.
2. They wish to alter this state of things — to put an end to this mixture.
IV. THE END WHICH SHALL AT LAST BE PUT TO THIS MIXTURE IN THE CHURCH.
(C. Bradley, M. A.)
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