Rhythms of Grace, Weekly Devotional, 8 August 2021

The Parable of the Fig tree 🌳

Because we have been given the gift of life and our lives were meant to mean something. Our lives don’t always reflect that. Perhaps the soil and the conditions have not been good to produce fruit, let alone good fruit. If the tree was left unattended it stands to reason that it would not have produced anything. Perhaps that sounds like someone you know?

In the word trees are an analogy for people.

Fruit are also referred to as the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

For three years the vineyard owner found no fruit. Then instructed the tree to be cut down.

In pleading … ‘give me a year, after that if it still bears no fruit, we’ll chop it down!’

Just like our lives sometimes we just need someone to come fertilize and help tend our trees.  We don’t always get it right on our own. We need Jesus each day to build our faith and the Holy Spirit to foster  God’s grace in our lives —growing the fruit that He placed in us to produce.

-We can’t do it alone.

-God gives us a time frame to produce fruit in.

– Grace is what most of us need when there is nothing in us to give.

– Allow the Holy Spirit to dig around and tend to your tree -fertilizing your life with His word enables you to grow  and produce some awesome fruits 🍇 🍎 🍉


Luke 13:6-9 NKJV  “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.’ ”

Have a blessed and joyful week🕊