God uproots the weeds...
Matthew 13:27-29 New International Version (NIV)
27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’
28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.
“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them.
Wednesday - July 1 - Read Matthew 13:27-29 Thomas Jefferson was the genius behind the Constitution of the United States. He also owned slaves. The Constitution of the USA established incredible freedoms, separated political power between different branches of government, but also made the enslavement of human beings who bear the image of God a legal institution. All throughout history, the good “wheat” and the bad “weeds” stand side by side. The Constitution allows for amendment (which is one of its greatest strengths!) and we should seek to amend our ways. However, history has proven that the removal of evil can also cause great harm to what is good. The removal of the evil of slavery cost the precious blood of many good men in the bloodiest war our great country has ever seen. Even greater still, the removal of evil in our hearts and in this world cost the precious blood of Jesus on the cross.