Jesus Speaks: Wheat and Weeds—Good and Evil

Jesus visited earth over 2,000 years ago. What Jesus said was recorded by eyewitnesses in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John in the Bible. This is what Jesus said about why good and evil exist together on earth.

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field.  But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away. When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew.

The farmer’s workers went to him and said,
“Sir, the fields where you planted that good seed is full of weeds! Where did they come from?”
“An enemy has done this!” the farmer exclaimed.
“Should we pull out the weeds?” they asked.
“No,” he replied, “you’ll uproot the wheat if you do. Let both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the weeds, tie them into bundles, and burn them, and to put the wheat in the barn.”[1]Matthew 13:24-30 NLT

Jesus warned his disciple Peter, “Simon, stay on your toes. Satan has tried his best to separate all of you from me, like chaff from wheat. Simon, I’ve prayed for you in particular that you not give in or give out.”[2]Luke 22:31-32 MSG


1Matthew 13:24-30 NLT
2Luke 22:31-32 MSG