Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The Figs Fatal Fate...
“Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, ”May you never bear fruit again!“ Immediately the tree withered. Matthew 21:19
This story always baffeled me. Why in the world would Jesus destroy a tree because it did not bear fruit. Then all of sudden I got it. The fig’s whole purpose was to bear fruit. If the fig did not bear fruit then what is the point of having a tree like that. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who taught that. A lot of preachers before me said the same thing. But they were on to something. Apparently It would be pointless to have a tree there ready in season and it looks like it is going to bear much fruit, but in reality it is empty.
I wonder what God thinks of me. I wonder if He is thinking great things . Today’s lesson really pushes me to excel for the kingdom. Don’t slack. Grow the fruit. And why not God is asking us to help out in his wonderful kingdom. I pray that God show me how the ethics and discipline it is going to take for me to be good. So today I am looking to be a fruit producer, I don’t want to suffer the fate like the fig’s.
Lord I want to produce fruit for you . Guide me.