But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
I was looking over some things today and stumbled across somethings that made my stomach churn. Whenever I see things that are operating in the opposite spirit of the Kingdom of Righteousness, I have very little tolerance for it and I grow quite disturbed. But, it is in times like these that I am reminded of Psalms 37:1-3 which says; "1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. 2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed."
For those of us who truly have a zeal or passion for YAH, those who are truly doing their best within themselves and their hearts to live righteously, to love, obey and serve the Most High God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, it can sometimes be very challenging because you very often feel like you are by yourself. I know this to be especially true for myself. It used to make me feel sad that I had no one "like me" around but now its quite the opposite. I find that my frustration grows more so from the fact that there are so little righteous people that can be found now-a-days that are truly living a set apart life and not making excuses to dibble and dabble in both the flesh/carnal and spiritual/righteous worlds; having one foot in and one foot out --- being lukewarm.
While feeling like this, the Most High reminded me of the Kingdom parable of the wheat and the tares that He gave in Matthew 13. Paraphrasing, the story goes that there was a sower or gardener that sowed wheat seeds but while he slept his enemy came in and sowed tares among the wheat. As the soil began to yield its produce, the keepers of the house noticed that there were tares growing alongside of the wheat! They asked the sower if he wanted them uproot the tares to which he replied, no because in doing so you will uproot the wheat also but rather let them grow until harvest time at which then I will have my harvesters to gather the tares, bind them and burn them and then gather the wheat into my barn.
This parable is so profound because it shows just how much the Most High has love for His righteous and obedient children. He decided to allow the tares; the wicked ones, to grow alongside of the righteous only because if He destroyed them too soon or before the time of harvest, it would also destroy or uproot the righteous. YAHAWAH (YHWH/Yahweh) has his time set to come and uproot and burn the tares; the children of the disobedience, but He will only do it when He knows for a certainty that it will not harm the children of the righteous remnant of Israel.
For those of us living righteous lives, it can be hard because it can oftentimes feel (and look) like there is nothing but tares all around you --- the wheat is far and few in between --- but stay the course and stay encouraged. He has His time set when He will return to reward and/or repay every man according to their works. Pray for placement around more "wheat" so that your spirit man can and will grow as your flesh man --- that part of you that seeks and desires to only do that which is pleasing to yourself and your natural urges and desires --- dies.
We are truly in the last days and the Word of YAH says that He that endures to the end shall be saved. He told us that that world would return to wickedness as in the days of Noah. But continue to be wheat. Continue enduring until the end. Continue living a set apart life even when the world around you is full of tares; even full of tares that used to be wheat! Don't lose sight or focus. The Messiah said, "If you love Me, you will keep my Commandments." This time of year can be particularly challenging for those of us in Jacob that has turned from transgression (Isaiah 59:20 KJV).
The world around you is keeping and observing man made holidays and traditions that many of us perhaps used to enjoy with family and friends but now, because we have chosen to be set apart, we are the "odd man out." Do not become discouraged or grow weary in well doing because soon the Master will call for His harvesters to come to separate and bind the tares to burn them with an everlasting fire but they; the harvesters, will gather the wheat into the prepared place of the Most High --- His Kingdom, that beautiful city of Zion, the New Jerusalem --- where we will forever reign with Him our King in peace, love and joy everlasting.
Psalm 37:3 KJV -- Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed