Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Fruitless Tree

A fig tree dried up at the word of Jesus.

There was nothing on it but leaves, and the Lord Jesus said to it, "Let no fruit grow on you ever again."

Every tree with fruits, in or out of seasons, is good. We would like to keep trees that produce abundant fruits; we would normally cut down trees that produce little fruits or no fruit at all.

The Lord Jesus was hungry. But the fig tree was fruitless.

The Lord Jesus cursed the fig tree, and the fig tree withered away.

It is a lesson for us.

A Christian life without the fruits of the Spirit is a useless life.

When there is an outward show without an inward change, we can be sure that it is an empty and fruitless life.

A Christian life that has lost its testimony and power is an useless life. It might be once filled with glory and hope; it has now lost its glory and power.

Some churches are like that. They are now no more places for worship. They have become business centers, social spots, and leisure grounds.

The Lord Jesus said, "My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves."

John the Baptist had lived a good life. The general public had regarded him as a prophet. His testimony was clear and convincing.

The disciples marveled at our Lord's doing. They were wondering how was it that the fig tree withered away so soon.

If we are faithful and prayerful, we will receive what we ask for.

A fig tree without fruits is a useless tree.

A church that is not good for worship is worthless.

A christian life that has lost its testimony is a wasteful life.

How would you live your life?

1 comment:

Francis R. Barbour said...

Our goal should be: "The Fullness And Stature Of Yahshua!" But, of course, you can't obtain that: while listening to, and following, The False Shepherds Of Spiritual Babylon... for it is written, that when, "The Blind follow after Blind Guides, they'll both fall into a ditch."

Your only safety is to study The Scriptures for yourself - like I'm doing.