Re:Verse passage – Luke 13:1-9 (day two)
And he answered and said to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; 9 and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.’ vs. 8-9
I’ve always felt a bit sorry for the poor fig tree in this parable. I mean, is it actually choosing not to produce figs? Since, however, this is a metaphor we need to look at the tree a bit differently. If the tree is an unbeliever how can we expect righteousness to come from them if they have never heard the truth of God’s Word? If our job is to tend and care for others we must give them every opportunity to bloom and grow. We must take the time to pray, share, and witness so that the Word can take root in their life. Look around you; who are the people who need that kind of care? God has given you the gardening tools of the gospel. Get to work.