Tuesday Passion Week

20 Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.” 22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

Tuesday morning, Jesus walks past this tree Jesus cursed the day before, and it was wilted.  It was a teachable moment.  Although, fig trees produce fruit at the same time they do leaves, there holds a huge spiritual lesson.  Leaves are outward garnesh that speaks of life!  A green leafy tree is a welcome sight.  Surely its healthy?  The religious leaders of Israel appeared healthy, displaying leafy lush life but had none!  They had no fruit in their lives although appearing as though they did.  Its one thing to be in the reality of lifeless living and then to see the need for Jesus in ones life.  But to be deceived into believing your religious works equates to a life pleasing to God and nothing must change, well, that your just a bunch of leaves without fruit!  God wants fruit, not leaves!
LORD, may I abide in You always, and produce much fruit in my life.  May I not be the type of christian that outwardly looks the part but that I have real substance others can see You in me.

1 Comment

Sondra McKee - March 26th, 2024 at 7:17am

So be it. Lord, let the reality of relationship with You bear bountiful fruit. We just don't have time or desire for showy leaves without the fruit that comes from a life pleasing to You.





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