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Parable of the Barren Figtree.

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Luke 13:6-9
6He also spoke this parable: A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard. And he came and sought fruit on it, and found none. 7And he said to the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and find none. Cut it down, why does it encumber the ground? 8And answering, he said to him, Lord, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and throw manure. 9And if it bears fruit, well; and if not, then after that you shall cut it down.
  • In this parable of the barren fig-tree this applies to all of us, telling of the condition of our hearts towards the Word of God. God is long-suffering and wishes that all should come to repentance. 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, 2nd Peter 3:9.
  • However there can come a time if we continue on a path of unrighteousness that we can harden our hearts, being turned over to our own lusts, receiving the recompense of our own error and being turned over to a reprobate mind. Thus, no longer desiring the salvation the Lord has purchased for us, Read Romans 1:21-28.