Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.

Matthew 13 : 24 – 26

Have you ever considered that you are fighting for one side in a giant cosmic conflict that has been going on since before time began? We link to think our lives are insignificant, mere ants in the grand scheme of things, yet that is not true. Jesus more than anyone speaks about the Devil as an entity actively working against God and trying to frustrate everything good in this world. This is no superstitious country bumkin who should know better but the son of God speaking like this. That means we have to take seriously what he is talking about.

I remember many years ago watching a Sci-Fi series called Crusade where one of the main characters always asked the same question, ‘Whom do you serve?’ It is the same question that lies before each one of us. By our actions, our words, our thoughts, whom do we serve? Are we working towards growing God’s kingdom or are we frustrating God?

Prayer: Father although I get things wrong, help me to see when my actions, my words and my thoughts work against you. Help me to learn from my mistakes, to serve you and to build your kingdom.

Action: Stop! Before you act, think, Whom does this serve?

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