In God’s Kingdom presently, there is a mix of righteous and evil co-existing. Jesus warns that God’s judgment is coming and there will be a purifying separation at the end of the age.
God is slowly pulling in His net and will decide what to do with each of us.
One of the messages of this parable is the need for us to let God be the Judge rather than trying to do it for Him. Our premature judgment of others may send more people to Hell than God would.
There’s another kind of separating that God does and that is the perfecting that goes on in our lives. Maybe at this mid-point in your life you are still shocked by the ugly things stuck in your net.
The message of Jesus is to let God remove the ugly things when they are brought to the surface. There are some ‘deep-sea creatures’ that might not see the light of day until they are hauled in at the time of Judgment. We need to approach that day with a willingness to let God remove what He will.
When you do a mid-life inventory, there may be things beneath the surface that are stuck within you. It is time to look forward to God’s judgment of our lives. His judgments are true and beneficial. Mature love allows extreme scrutiny and accepts judgment.