“12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”
“21 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!” 22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.”
It would be so much easier if Christ hadn’t come and upset the apple cart. If God had stayed up on top of the mountain, and all paths led to Him.
But Christ came down from the mountain top. He came to us. God came to us. He shared Himself for us. He left a record. He trained us. He left the Holy Spirit. We don’t have any excuses.
The word of God is alive, it’s active, it’s sharper than a double edged sword. It cuts through all the chaff, through all the man made logic, through all the excuses. It calls us to decide.
God is pure, perfect love; that’s why He is still with us, still putting up with us, our arrogance, our Tower of Bable attitudes. He is also perfect justice, and at some point He’s going to say enough. We are blessed by His patience, by His love, by His presence.
The fig tree is a symbol of what happens when we reject God. The priests and religion decided to declare war against Christ, against God. The word of God cut through that too and turned the world 180° toward love, toward God.
Haven’t we declared war against God? Against Christ?
What would Christ say to you if He walked up for some fruit?
What kind of fruit is your tree bearing?