In this Lord's Word explained Bible Study, I will show you that another word for tares is bad seed, which are the children of the wicked one - the enemy. Jesus is trying to tell us - there is "good seed" and "bad seed." Positive words of God, Jesus and the kingdom of heaven vs. negative words. Good behaviour vs. bad behaviour - in otherwords, you either follow God's commandments and ways, or you follow the ways of Satan and the wicked ones. Tares are evil spirits which sow bad seed, or bad words or thoughts in your mind. It is a way of living your life - following the fruits of the Spirit vs. following the works of the flesh. - See - Parable of the Sower, or, The True Vine, for a list of the fruits of the Spirit and the works of the flesh.
All text taken from the King James Bible
Let us begin this Bible study with a prayer, O God, thy heavenly Father, grant me the wisdom and knowledge, so that I may be able to understand this document, in Jesus name. Amen.
good behaviour - following the fruits of the Spirit - See - Parable of the Sower for a list
bad behaviour - following the works of the flesh
It is the way in which you live your life, you need to follow the commandments of God - all of them and try to conquer, overcome and gain the victory over the works of the flesh by quietly, but firmly, casting the evil spirits out of your thoughts when they enter. Just as Jesus cast Satan out when he was tempted and tried, he told Satan to "get thee hence!" - meaning get behind me, or get away from me. - Matt.4:10
It is -
positive words - "good seed" see - The Husband and The Bride--The Kingdom of God; The Lord's Prayer (thy kingdom come); Commandment to Work; Mission of the Disciples
negative words - "bad seed" see - Antichrist; The Enemy--The Devil and His Followers
The "good seed," is the word of God, we know this because we are told in -
Luke 8:11 - Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. - See - Parable of the Sower (Luke)
Jesus does tell us, that we are not to worry about the "tares" because he, (Jesus), will separate the "good seed" from the "bad seed" and deal with the enemy and the wicked ones when he returns. Jesus is hoping that some of the wicked ones will change their ways and follow him. So as brethren of Jesus Christ, (the good seed), we are to stay focused and continue teaching God's word and not fall by the way side. We are to do the fruits of the Spirit and to conquer, overcome and gain the victory over the works of the flesh. If the devil or one of the wicked ones persecutes us, we must continue to be strong in our faith and our work for Jesus Christ. - See - Parable of the Sower, for a list of the works of the flesh and the fruits of the Spirit
A brief word on the technical description of tares, can be found at the bottom of the page
However, we are reminded by Paul that the message of Jesus Christ should remain simple, else the devil or one of his followers, fool, or deceive you - as the serpent beguiled (deceived) Eve - and corrupt your mind and lead you astray.
II Cor.11:3 - But I (Paul) fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled (deceived) Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
I Tim.4:1 - Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
II Peter 3:17 - Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know [these things] before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
Jude 4 - For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
II Peter 2:1 - But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, upon themselves swift destruction.
Paul tell us to take heed how we build upon in -
I Cor.3:10-11 - According to the grace of God which is given unto me, (Paul), as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. (11) For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
And above all, we are to teach and keep the commandments of God - all of them. Let us take a look at what Jesus tells the Pharisees and the people in -
Matt.5:18-20 - For verily I (Jesus) say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. (19) Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them,] the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (20) For I (Jesus) say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed [the righteousness] of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. - See - The First and Seventh Commandment
In otherwords, be careful who you listen to, lest they lead you astray.
If you wish to be technically, you can call tares, darins, but I will not use the technical term, nor will I go into the technical description of this plant, because that will take away from what Jesus is trying to tell us. It is an undesirable plant in a good crop, therefore, it is a weed, so I may refer to tares, as a weed.
Jesus is trying to show us there is good seed and there is bad seed, or positive words vs. negative words, (see above).
Let us end this Bible study with a prayer - O God thy heavenly Father, please help me to be a better person each day, to follow the commandments, and help me to strive each day to be more in thy presence, in Jesus name I ask. Amen.
This document is meant to help you understand your Bible more easily, however, it may not give you all the answers, you will need to study your Bible as well as read other documents, but let no one deceive you, prove all things; hold fast that which is good, because, ultimately, you, are responsible for your own salvation.