PATIENCE IS ALSO A FORM OF ACTION
MATTHEW 13:29 "'No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them.
ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY Prior to the interpretation the householder of the parable is clearly intended to be a pattern of patient wisdom. He knows that he can defeat the malice of his foe, but he will choose his own time and plan. While both wheat and tares were green, men might mistake between the two; or, in the act of rooting up the one, tear up the other. When harvest came, and the stalks were dry, and the difference of aspect greater, it would be comparatively easy to gather the tares and leave the wheat.
ECCLESIASTES 7:8 The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
PULPIT COMMENTARY The end is better because we then can form a right judgment about a matter; we see what was its purpose.