It’s Hard to Tell- July 23, 2017- Matthew 13:24-30

“It’s Hard to Tell”  July 23, 2017

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Psalm 86:8-12 (RSV)

There is none like thee among the gods, O Lord,
    nor are there any works like thine.
All the nations thou hast made shall come
    and bow down before thee, O Lord,
    and shall glorify thy name.
10 For thou art great and doest wondrous things,
    thou alone art God.
11 Teach me thy way, O Lord,
    that I may walk in thy truth;
    unite my heart to fear thy name.
12 I give thanks to thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
    and I will glorify thy name for ever.

Matthew 13:24-30 (RSV)

The Parable of Weeds among the Wheat

24 Another parable he put before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. 27 And the servants of the householder came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then has it weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29 But he said, ‘No; lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’”

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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