In this short sermon, we are going to look at the message of the parable of the barren fig tree as recorded in Luke 13:6-9.
He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.
Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none.
Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. And if it bears fruit, well.
But if not, after that you can cut it down.’ ”Luke 13:6-9.
What is the message of the parable of the fig tree?
Fig trees usually bear fruits every single year, but the one in this scripture refused to bear fruit for several years.
And when the owner of the farm realized this, he asked the servant to cut it down.
But instead of cutting it down, the servant begged the master to give him some time to water the tree and see if it will bear fruit.
And if that time expires, he will tell him to cut it down.
The message of the parable of the barren fig tree is that the fig tree that refuses to bear fruit symbolizes Christians who hear the word of God but refuse to repent.
But a time is given for the word of God to continue to be preached to them.
And if that time expires and they refuse to repent, they will be destroyed.
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