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"The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous"
(Mat 13:49)

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

Mat 13:31 He put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field;
Mat 13:32 it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches."

The Parable of the Leaven

Mat 13:33 He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened."

The Parable of the Hidden Treasure

Mat 13:44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field."

The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price

Mat 13:45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls;
Mat 13:46 on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it."

The Parable of the Dragnet

Mat 13:47 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind;
Mat 13:48 when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad.
Mat 13:49 So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous
Mat 13:50 and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Mat 13:51 "Have you understood all this?" They answered, "Yes."
Mat 13:52 And he said to them, "Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.
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Mat 13:31 (vv. 31,32) The parable of the mustard seed illustrates the unexpected and previously undisclosed nature of the coming of God's kingly reign. The kingdom has come, but, like a mustard seed, it begins as something small and humble; it does not come in the expected form of a glorious manifestation that would usher in the age to come. Only gradually does the kingdom develop, and then from so small an inception.

Mat 13:33 Leaven is almost always a symbol of evil in the Bible. In this parable the case would seem to be no different. The kingdom has evil hidden within which multiplies until it is found throughout the kingdom. The remarkable fact is that the kingdom still overcomes.

Mat 13:44 (vv. 44-46) These parables (vv. 44-46), though difficult to interpret precisely, seem to illustrate God's love and care for His people hidden among the multitudes of the earth. For them Christ paid the supreme price. They will be raptured away someday suddenly, as a thief in the night comes to steal jewels.

Mat 13-47 (vv. 47-51) This parable teaches that although the kingdom has been presently manifested in the unexpected form of humility, it will usher in a final day of judgment and salvation, at which time the good will be separated from the evil. The kingdom in its present manifestation is like a "dragnet" (v. 47) gathering "some of every kind," both good and bad. In its final, glorious manifestation at the end of the age, it will bring judgment (v. 49).

Mat 13-52 New insights abounded in these parables of Jesus. Linked with old truths, they composed a rich diet of spiritual nourishment. The disciples were to fulfill the role of good scribes and bring forth out of their spiritual treasures both new and old.

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