In the field of the world, many different seeds are sown both good and bad. Jesus described this scenario within the parable of the wheat and tares (Matthew 13:24-30). Jesus speaks about a man sowing good seed, which is wheat in his field. Just as wheat is the good seed that is planted some tares are also planted but from a different source. Tares are dangerous weeds that can cause issues for the wheat’s growth and health. These tares are also known as bearded darnels. Bearded darnels are poisonous grass that is almost indistinguishable from wheat from the outside. The darnels are also known as “false wheat”. On the inside, the tares have black grains. These darnels can only be distinguished from the wheat as both begin to mature. Applying this parable to today one could notice that wheat represents the true Christians that seek to be harvested for God and have Godly character. The wheat is produced from good seed planted by the man who owns the field. While the servants of the good man slept the enemy sowed tares with the wheat. While Christians have slept and not been on guard throughout time, spiritual enemies have sown tares among them to be distractions and even hindrances to the growth and health of true Christians. The lack of responsibility to maintain the field gave the enemy enough opportunity to plant the tares. Christians must awaken and shine the light of Christ (Ephesians 5:14). Being spiritually awake is vital to enduring these last days as a Christian. As the days get darker spiritually, Christians cannot afford to sleep but be people of the day (1 Thessalonians 5:6-8). God’s people must be on guard against the wiles or schemes of the enemy (Ephesians 6:11). As discussed regarding the difference between wheat and tares there is much more to be said. As wheat grows it begins to bow as if bowing to the good man, a reflection of Jesus Christ. In stark comparison, the tares are a stiff-necked people that refuse to bow. The black within the tares represents the sin and death that is present in the heart of those that serve themselves or the enemy of God. Wheat grows higher than tares, which makes the harvest easier for the reaper. Christians can rise in favor and bow in honor. The enemies of God cannot arise as tall as Christians but do not bow because of pride. In their botanical make-up, darnels have only a single glume, or leaf, that covers the darnel which represents the desire to be independent with no help or guidance. Wheat has two glumes, or leaves, that cover the wheat representing not only themselves as cover but the coverage from the Holy Spirit in guidance and protection. God is a believer’s rear guard (Isaiah 52:12). This only happens with wheat as a believer. The tare does not have the extra protection. May Christians allow the things of God to be sown into their lives. God is not mocked and whatever is sown is the harvest to be reaped (Galatians 6:7-9). Christians must sow righteousness and break up the uncultivated ground of their heart (Hosea 10:12). Standing for the things of God and being the wheat is the harvest that God is looking for when He sends Jesus to gather His people. Be the wheat that is ready to harvest and not the tare of the world.