Matthew 13:47-50

Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking Him to meet with you and speak to you.

Bible Reading

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering fish of every kind; and when it was filled, they drew it up on the beach; and they sat down and gathered the good fish into containers, but the bad they threw away. So it will be at the end of the age; the angels will come forth and take out the wicked from among the righteous, and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

– Matthew 13:47-50


This parable is like the parable of the sheep and the goats later in Matthew 25:31-46. There is an ingathering first, followed by a separation. At the end of the age, Jesus will bring all humanity to His throne of judgment, and He will separate those who have trusted in Him from those that have not. Sadly, many people minimize or ignore the very idea of judgment before God at the end of the age. Yet, Jesus consistently taught about the final judgment. He warned people to live in light of it and to prepare for it.

The Big Question

What about you? Are you trusting in the person and work of Christ for your salvation? Are you trusting in your own righteousness or in the righteousness of Jesus that comes through faith? Are you living your life in light of eternity? Are you excited and ready to meet the Lord at any moment He might call you home?

Conclude your time in prayer and silence, reflecting on what God revealed to you today.