THE PARABLE OF THE MUSTARD SEED
In our previous lesson, we were studying the parable of the tares, a parable describing the kingdom of heaven. We saw that the kingdom’s present state here on earth is imperfect. It is a kingdom in which wheat and tares are mixed. The good is mixed with the bad. Such description of the kingdom makes us wonder about its future. We might become somewhat discouraged. What future does the kingdom of God have if it is a mixture of good and evil? Here is Jesus’ answer to this concern. Right after the parable of the tares, He tells us the parable of the mustard seed. Let’s read this parable in Matthew 13:31-32.