The stalk, leaves and outer coverings that are attached together with the wheat must be separated. That which is not wheat is chaff. Although together for a time, and even standing quite proudly the chaff will be separated from the wheat.
What is the chaff in the wheat?
The chaff was part of the wheat so spiritually speaking we can understand it to be the things in us that God has allowed Satan to work out of our lives through threshing/sifting.
You may be thinking “How do you separate wheat from chaff?”
This was accomplished by a winnowing fan which separated the lighter chaff from the wheat and is carried away by the wind. It is only once the chaff is separated from the wheat by winnowing that the wheat is ready to be gathered from the threshing floor in the barn into the garner, or grain storage container.
Do wheat and tares look alike?
Wheat and tares look alike but while wheat produces seeds after itself, the Tare is more or less a flower, it is barren! The enemy sowed tares in the midst of the wheat for a reason, because it is not easy to tell them apart. It is very common to see tares and think they are wheat.
Another frequent query is “What does the Bible say about wheat?”.
Luke 22:31-32 (KJV) We all know what wheat is, it is a grain that is a staple of our diet. Once the wheat has been separated from any tares they may have grown with and gathered into the barn it is ready for further attention.
Wheat is important due to its contribution to the food industry and nutritional value. Tares are mentioned in the bible, specifically in the Parable of the Tares.
What did the man do with the tares/weeds after harvest?
After letting it grow with the tares/weeds, the man has the wheat stored in his barn. Once everything was harvested, the tares were bundled up and burned.
The Tares are almost always considered to be the weed Darnel – also known as “false wheat” which grows plentifully in the whole region around Israel. Here is what Wikipedia says about it: “It bears a close resemblance to wheat until the ear appears….