The Parables Of Jesus
The Barren Fig Tree (Luke 13:6-9)
“A tree is known by its fruit,” is a well-known saying. But what about a tree that bears no fruit? In this short but compelling parable about a fig tree, Jesus invites us into a story of cultivation and patience. Yet He also warns that each one of us faces a deadline; a time after which it will be too late.
We all love stories. Ever since we were young. It’s the way we learn about who we are. So is it any surprise that Jesus uses stories to teach His children? And Jesus’ stories are so compelling that they are known throughout the world, both in and out of church. Much more than entertainment, Jesus' stories challenge all of us to continuously adjust our view of life, our thinking, and our way of living. For throughout the parables of Jesus, we are in fact being invited into a bigger story. His story.