Matitiyahu (Matthew) 13:24-30 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Since man is born knowing both good and evil, anything can be expected of him.
The above Matthew 13:24-30 gives an example of how to resolve a problem in the field when good intentions of planting wheat, are
sabotaged by someone who threw in weed seeds to either kill or weaken the wheat plant and also maybe to trash the farmers' reputation of being fair just and good.
The answer was to allow both weeds and wheat to grow until harvest and then
pull the weeds out and then, to gather the wheat.
The verse is amazing because we do plant certain plants into toxic soil, to absorb the poisons, which we then collect and burn. The soil is thus left renewed, clean and able to be used again for healthy farming .
We probably could find certain plants to plant in lakes and rivers to absorb the toxins from the soil below we could not clean up after cleaning the water. We can't eat the fish because of it because they eat the plants which absorb the toxins which now lie in the ground below the water the plants root in.
However if we pulled them all out with the toxins they absorbed, eventually the fish would be edible again.
This example transcends, time history and can be applied to marriages, business, politics, schools, churches, corporations, banks etc.... It makes me wonder if it can be applied to diseases such as aids and cancer. If we can't get the aids virus for example, out of the white blood cell, maybe by adding something more into the white blood cell, we can pull out, that also attaches itself to the aids virus inside or outside the white blood cell, the aids element can be manipulated to behave in the way we want it to.
Thus it can be either destroyed or washed out, attached to the new addition.
No matter how good a foundation you build, you will find both good and evil.
Someone always tries to trash what you are trying to build, grow or have built, for personal profit or envy or just because he/she can. As society grows, without moral conscience and decides everything is, just business, it behaves more and more like the cancer and aids we are trying to find solutions to.
Someone comes along and throws weeds into your domain so your life or product, does not produce fruit.It happens every day, more than we know.
The answer, we learn in the Bible, lies in patience .
Planting other things. Other seeds to negate the weeds or evil, also need time to grow
so evil can be eliminated or found where it hides.
Patience lies in time. Many don't have the time. Many don't have either the patience nor the money to buy time. Many panic and produce chaos. Evil loves chaos.
However, chaos can be used both ways.
It can promote good as well as evil.
No one ever said it was going to be easy.
For everything we have and grow, we learn from the tree of knowledge, there is a price to be paid and sacrifices to be made.