The parable of the weeds growing among the intended wheat is one of the most encouraging and loving of the stories Jesus told during His ministry. It is not a threat of impending doom as so many of us have been taught.
Jesus said, “The kingdom of Heaven is like this. A man planted his field with good seed; but while everyone was asleep his enemy came, sowed weeds among the wheat and fled. When the wheat sprouted and began to fill out, the weeds could be seen among it. The farmer’s men went to their master and said, ‘Sir,’ was it not good seed that you planted in your field? Then where have the weeds come from?’ ‘This is an enemy’s doing,’ the master replied. The men said, ‘Well then, shall we go and gather the weeds?’ ‘No,’ the master answered; ‘In gathering it you might pull up the wheat at the same time. Let them both grow together till harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, ‘Gather the weeds first, and tie it in bundles for burning; then collect the wheat into my barn.”
To explain the parable in positive terms, I will assert that the wheat is an example of thoughts (followed by words and deeds) that are within the will of God. I know that God, and I believe most of mankind, intends our thoughts to be pure, honest and within the will of God.
However, in creep the tarnished thoughts, the weeds. (Possibly planted by Satan?) Following the tarnished thoughts come impure words and deeds. We may have a mess in our lives.
The parable illustrates the patience demonstrated by our Father in Heaven as He allows for our free will.
As we mature as Christians, with the help of God, we discard the impure, and the impure is sent to the spiritual fire and destroyed.
At the same time, the thoughts resulting in words and deeds that are useful to mankind and God are embraced and become part of the kingdom of Heaven, which is always in a state of growth and development in our lives, both individually and as a community of mankind. Have faith.
The parable of the wheat and weeds can be found in Matthew 13:24-30