Are you a fig tree?


The story of Jesus and the fig tree has always been one that has eluded me. Sure it’s a simple story, one where Jesus condemns a tree for no fruit, but how does that apply to me?

We are all called to bear the fruit of our faith, and yet if we do not we are to be condemned for all eternity…. Much like the fig tree… Below is the passage from the bible, Mathew 21: 13-21, Read and reflect for a few…

 

13 Seeing from a distance a fig tree in leaf, he went
over to see if he could find anything on it. When he reached it
he found nothing but leaves; it was not the time for figs.
14
And he said to it in reply, “May no one ever eat of
your fruit again!” And his disciples heard it.
15 * They came to Jerusalem, and on entering the temple
area he began to drive out those selling and buying there. He
overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of
those who were selling doves.
16
He did not permit anyone to carry anything through the
temple area.
17
Then he taught them saying, “Is it not written:
‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples’?
But you have made it a den of thieves.” 
18
The chief priests and the scribes came to hear of it
and were seeking a way to put him to death, yet they feared him
because the whole crowd was astonished at his teaching.
19
When evening came, they went out of the city.
20 Early in the morning, as they were walking along, they
saw the
fig tree withered to its roots.
21
Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! The
fig tree that you cursed has withered.”

 

Ok, so now the question is are you that fig tree? Do you just have leafs but no fruit, are you all show and no value? Will you be condemned to wither up for all eternity or will you be bearing fruit for all eternity?

We have choices in our lives; we can choose to bear fruit or just sit back and look like we bear fruit.

Jesus we to eat of the fig tree, only to see that the fig tree had deceived him, it was all show. How many of us are like that, how many of us on put on an act, deceiving others, even ourselves, into believing we are more than we are.

So ask yourself today, am I going to be a Fig tree with no fruit or one that bears fruit? Only you know the answer…

Paul

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About Paul Sposite

Paul Sposite - Life Coach I began my career as an instructor. As an instructor there are two basic requirements. You have to know yourself, so you know where you’re drawing your inspiration from. And you have to actively listen to the others, and then respond to the subtext of what they are saying. In learning about myself I started to focus a lot on my students, how they learned, what questions they were asking and how I could best modify my methods to best serve them. I believe that if you use your real life problems/issues as insights to the issues you need to heal, you’ll grow. From my experience in the classroom, creating curriculum and material to support my training, I developed an interest in how people process information. This interest turned into my interest in Life Coaching.
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5 Responses to Are you a fig tree?

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  3. Paul Sposite says:

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  4. peacecrusader says:

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    Did you know that the fig tree tells us when the crucifixion happened? The Holy Spirit revealed to us (plural) that Jesus was crucified on August 17. I heard this revelation in 1983 but it was only from 1999 to 2003 that I checked whether there is any ring of truth in it or not. True enough, the revelation is correct. Today, I posted a blog relating the parable of the fig tree to the crucifixion. Please read my blog. Your comments are most welcome.

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