All these things Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed, he said nothing to them without a parable. This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet:
“I will open my mouth in parables;
I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.”
Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.
by: Katie Brown.
Jesus explained through His parable of the “tares” (weeds) that the angels will gather all the “stumbling blocks” and the “sons of the evil one” at the end of the world. These will be punished for their evil lives. He wanted His disciples to understand that God will protect and reward the “sons of the kingdom,” but there is a real eternal punishment for those who do not believe. This message should cause us to praise God for our gift of eternal life with Him. The promise of final judgement should also inspire us to tell all that we know of Jesus’ sacrifice for their sins.