Monday, April 6, 2020

April 6

The next day, after Jesus had been exalted and praised by the people as he came into Jerusalem, he was hungry. He had lodged overnight in Bethany, and was coming back into the city, and came across a fig tree full of leaves. To his dismay, it had no fruit, it was barren. In frustration, he cursed it, and it wilted. 

Are you fruitful? This is a physical parable. He saw the tree full of leaves, but no fruit, and he cursed it, never to produce fruit again. The point of this is that we must walk the walk if we are going to talk the talk. We can dress up like a Christian, and a lot of people do, but that’s not enough, we must also bear fruit, or be cursed. Jesus is hungry; make sure you satisfy his appetite. This is not about working to become saved, you are already saved; this is about working because you are saved. Faith without works is dead. 

On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it. Mark 11:12-14

"So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead." James 2:17

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