Nothing but leaves

Mark 11:13-14 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet . [14] And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
This passage reminds me of Christ’s desire for fruitfulness. Jesus saw a fig tree in the distance, and because He was hungry, He came to it, and desired to put its fruit to use. It looked good. It had the big, green leaves that fig trees have. The Bible makes mention of its leaves. It was fig season. It should’ve had fruit. And so the Lord assumed it would have the fruit. But because it was fruitLess, the Lord cursed it as useless, and would not use it anymore. 

I wonder what Christ would say if He inspected the tree of my life today. Would He find leaves, that look good, act the part, and seem to be fruitful, and yet, upon further examination, find a barrenness? I pray not. The Bible says that the fruit of the righteous is a tree of life (and He that winners souls is wise). Christ desires “fruit that remains” in our lives. The Bible demonstrates the “fruit of the spirit”. Might we prune (purge) ourselves of things that would cause barrenness, and ask the Lord for the fruit that He desires to show itself forth in our lives today.  

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