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“But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.” Matthew 13:25

Text — Matthew 13: 24-29


The lesson learnt from our Bible passage is the need for believers to be vigilant in this world; particularly in keeping our precious seed of salvation. Jesus plants the precious seed of righteousness in us, but our enemy, the devil is fighting to plant tares (weeds) to destroy the seed. Every friend of Jesus should be vigilant lest Satan and his agents make us lose our salvation.

The devil usually operates when men sleep. This is not talking about physical sleep which is good for our health. We sleep normally to renew our strength, but as friends of Jesus, we should not allow our sleep make us lose concentration. Create quality time to read the Bible and pray. Get involved in the work of preaching the gospel. Satan is fighting tirelessly to hinder many people from giving their lives to Jesus so that they will go to hell fire. Labour to preach the gospel, follow-up/visit and pray for young converts so that they can be rescued completely from the net of the devil. This is not the right time for friends of Jesus to be careless. Be watchful and vigilant. Run away from people and materials that carry dangerous and poisonous seeds. Wake up and shine for Jesus.

Further Reading

2 Thessalonians 2:7-12

Prayer for today

Lord, help me to be vigilant so that the devil will not sow bad seed into my life.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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