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Every spring our yard bursts with beautiful flowers planted by the previous homeowner – roses, peonies, irises, daffodils, foxglove, and more. Of course, we have weeds too. We didn’t plant the blackberry vines, dandelions or thistles, yet they thrive wildly if we neglect them. Sometimes when I pull weeds, I stop and question. Is this a “real” plant, or a damaging weed? Will it choke out the healthy plants around it? Some of the weeds have pretty flowers too, and I can’t always tell by looking. I have to ask a friend or look it up. Galatians six tells us…

“As he scattered them across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them. Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. But the plants soon wilted under the hot sun, and since they didn’t have deep roots, they died. Other seeds fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants. Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” (Matthew 13:4-8 from…