"Deeds of the Tares"
“Deeds of the Tares”
Yesterday we saw who the “spiritual” are…those who live by the Spirit, those who walk by the Spirit.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
But, there is another group.
Another group, that one will find in the organizational church.
Another group, which by definition are not of the true church.
We are not to be surprised. We have been told.
Jesus called them tares…
“The slaves of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’
“And he said to them, ‘An enemy has done this!’ The slaves *said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?’
“But he *said, ‘No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them.
‘Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”
Here is what a tare looks like…
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,
idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,
envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Do not the deeds of the tare.
But, what if we do a “deed of the flesh”?
For instance, what if someone in leadership has an “outbursts of anger”?
Should they resign their position?
…to be continued…