Bob Dylan: Infidels

The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away (Mt. 13.24-25 NIV).

Bob Dylan’s Infidels holds a message for today. Jesus, in Mt. 13. 24-30 points out (see vss. 37-43), that in the expression of the Kingdom on earth, many individuals feign righteousness. The word “weeds” is zizania and is thought to have Semitic origins. This zizania, according to BDAG Lexicon, resembled wheat. It looked like the genuine article but provided nothing to the farmer who planted it.

Christians should be cautious who they trust. Many people are better at putting on a good front than actually being righteous through empowerment of the Spirit. Also, just because a person is mystical doesn’t mean they have the Spirit. Mysticism is just false spirituality. Too many folks are fooled by a moralistic stance which lacks real love, joy, peace, forbearance, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control. Don’t be fooled be the mere atmospherics of those who are zizania.

Bob Dylan: Infidels – Ad Fontes

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