For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1 May the LORD answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.
3 May he remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings.[b]
4 May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
5 May we shout for joy over your victory
and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the LORD grant all your requests.
6 Now this I know:
The LORD gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary
with the victorious power of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
8 They are brought to their knees and fall,
but we rise up and stand firm.
9 LORD, give victory to the king!
Answer us when we call!
For our teaching this morning, Remember that the seed is the word of God. The one who sow is the Son of God. The field is the world. Weeds are the fake Christians.
The reason why Jesus used seed, field, and weeds as example because most of the people in those days were farmers and they will surely understand the story.
Parables - Earthly story with heavenly meaning.
God will protect us but be careful with the false Christians. Man will put up destructive false doctrines. So if you don't read your Bible you will be deceived by false doctrines kind of teaching.
Supporting verse for Leaven are:
1 Corinthians 5:6-8 6 Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough? 7 Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 8 Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Galatians 5:9 "A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough."
If Jesus put the yeast in positive and negative example He will not be consistent that is why yeast symbolizies evil.
Do we have the fruit of the spirit?
Proverbs 10:8a The wise in heart accept commands
How many times have you heard of God's commands? As for me, I couldn't count it! Do you have the heart to willingly accept His commands? Accepting His commands is not just agreeing or understanding it. We must have an undivided attention to His word by having a teachable heart and being obedient and willing to carry out His precepts and commands.