Intro: In Elementary School, kids generally give Valentine’s Day cards to all their classmates. By High School, they only give Valentine’s Day cards to the people they select. Which policy did you prefer and why?
Let’s see what guidance the Bible gives to us on this matter
Read: Matthew 13: 24-30; 36-43
The Parable of Weeds Among the Wheat
What kind of people will God plant into your life?
What kind of people will the enemy plant into your life?
Who has the wisdom and authority to remove the weeds from your life?
Who do you think is a “good seed” God planted into your life?
Who do you think is a “bad seed” the enemy planted into your life?
What does it mean to exercise discretion with humility?
Before we decide to label someone “wheat” or “weed” we need to take time. Before we want to pursue love or pursue revenge, we need to take time.