Beloved, weeds are a problem. If you have ever grown a garden, you understand the problems that arise and the necessity for weed control. For example, a class three weed is classified as a plant that poses a
potentially serious threat to primary production or the environment of a region to which the order applies. The control for this weed is that the plant must be fully and continuously suppressed and destroyed.
Beloved, the early church had a weed problem. If the enemy does not come as a lion to devour then he'll come as a serpent to deceive and come he did in the person of Simon the Sorcerer. Simon was a weed among the wheat.
Jesus had mentioned this upcoming weed problem. His advice in Matthew 13:30 was, "Let both grow together until the harvest. and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, "Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.
The unfortunate thing about weeds is that sometimes it is difficult to tell the weed from the wheat. Are you a weed or are you wheat?