Thursday, June 22, 2017

Luke 13:6-9 (KJV) Don’t Be a Cumbrance

Luke 13:6-9 (KJV)
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.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?And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. 
One more year.
The primary application of this parable has to do with Israel. God has suffered with her these thousands of years and now has placed her on His shelf. God has a new work underway with Jews and Gentiles alike coming together in a new body, the church.
Nevertheless He is not finished with Israel. She has another opportunity. In Daniel’s “Seventieth Week”, God will turn His attention once again to Israel. We are assured in prophecy that there she will indeed bear fruit.
There is also an application, which can be easily made to our current era. God seeks results in our lives. He seeks:
  • Our growth 
  • Our sanctification 
  • Our progress 
on the path to conformity into Christlikeness. If it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t mean we lose our salvation but we surely lose our heavenly rewards.
Nevertheless Christ intercedes on our behalf. As long as we have breath we have opportunity:
  • To repent 
  • To grow in grace 
  • To lay up treasure in heaven
Don’t cumber the ground with spiritual fruitlessness. Don’t waste your years. Surrender to Christ and grow in grace.

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Luke 13:6-9 (KJV) Don’t Be a Cumbrance

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