Thursday, June 16, 2005

Luke-God wants fruit

  Luke 13:6  He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.  

This is a parable about bearing fruit. A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard;  

 Luke 13:7  Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?  

In John fifteen, God the Father is the husbandman or the vinedresser.  

John 15:1  I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

Luke 13:8  And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
Luke 13:9  And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

2 Pet 3:9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

 He will move on the heart of a person, and give it what is needed. The tree will be given fertilizer, if the tree responds and bears fruit it will be spared.  

John 15:2  Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.  

God wants us to bear fruit.  

John 15:8  Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

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