Matthew 13:24-25 NKJV
Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.
This parable talks about how the enemy waited for a convenient time when nobody was paying attention to come in and corrupt a field. We must realize that much of what the devil has done in our lives, families, communities, cities, states and nations is a result of God’s people sleeping. We must awake and increase our prayer life and press to walk in sync with the Holy Spirit more and more. Ephesians 5:14 tells us to wake up if we are sleeping. Paul is not talking about physical sleep but spiritual sleep. What are we seeing changed for the good as a result of our actions? What are seeing get worse because we are not paying attention and therefore doing nothing to prevent it. Let us awake and pray so we can hinder the work of darkness where we live.