- Series: The Parable of the Tares
- Scripture: Matthew 13:27
The Parable of the Tares - Part Three
1. The question is asked: Did you not sow the good seed? (vs. 27)
1. THE QUESTION IS ASKED: DID YOU NOT SOW THE GOOD SEED? (VS. 27)
A. To answer this question, one must look at who the sower of the good seed was.
1. The answer is given by Jesus and He is the sower of the good seed.
A. Matt. 13:37 He answered and said to them: He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man.
1. Jesus calls himself the Son of Man.
A. Matt. 8:20 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nest, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
B. Matt. 9:6 “But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins.”
C. We could look at many other passages where it is the case that He calls Himself the Son of Man.
1. Matt. 10:23; 11:19; 12:8, 32, 40; 16:28; 17:9, 12, 22 (for just a few).
A. A quick search on my iPad resulted in 90 verses were the term Son of Man is used.
B. There is no doubt the Son of Man refers to Jesus.
2. Now that we have concluded that the Son of Man is Christ himself, who is Christ?
A. He is God!
1. John 1:1 In the beginning was the word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
A. John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
2. Four times in the book of Revelation, Jesus refers to Himself as the Alpha and Omega.
A. Rev. 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
B. Rev. 1:11 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,”
C. Rev 21:6 And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.”
D. Rev. 22:13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
1. The world began because of Jesus and it is going to end upon His return.
2. At the end of Rev. 1:8 Jesus refers to Himself as the Almighty.
A. The word used in the Greek: pantokrator.
1. Strong’s definition is the all ruling, that is, God (as absolute and universal sovereign):- Almighty, Omnipotent.
A. This should remove any doubt who Jesus is but on the off chance, we are going to look at one more proof that Jesus is God!
E. The Jews asked Jesus how he had seen Abraham.
1. John 8:57 Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?”
A. The Jews were saying, That is not possible! You are not even fifty; Abraham lived over a thousand years ago.
2. Jesus had to correct their thinking.
A. John 8:58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”
1. Jesus was calling Himself God
2. Remember in Exodus when Moses was at the burning bush and he asked God who should I say sent me. God replied, “Say I AM has sent you.”
A. God called himself the I AM.
3. Ex. 3:13-14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”
3. The Son of Man sowed the good seed. The son of Man is Jesus. Jesus is God our Creator; He sowed the good.
A. Jesus is the Creator.
1. John 1:3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
B. There is no doubt that good seed was sown by Jesus.
1. He was the Creator and all things were created good.
A. Gen 1:31 God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
2. Everything that Jesus taught was in line with God’s will because Jesus was perfect.
A. Heb. 4:15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
3. The parable of the soils says that the seed was the word of God.
A. Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
1. So the good seed was sown by Jesus in this aspect by Him. (This is not the good seed talked about in the parable of the tares.)
4. From a birth aspect, little children are still born without sin.
A. Matt. 18:3 and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”
B. 1 Cor. 14:20 (K.J.V.) Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.
1. Is Paul commanding us to be like something sinful?
1. The question is answered: the good seed was sown.
A. Because it was sown by Jesus and He is God.
1. But once we reach the age of accountability, we all sin and become the tares. Rom. 3:23
A. Then we have a choice: does the seed from the parable of the soils fall on the good soil?
B. Because the enemy is in the world sowing tares and causing all the different soil types or heart conditions.