Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fig Tree Withered

Poor fig tree.  What did it ever do to deserve a rebuke from Jesus?

The key warning is in verses 25-26, wheree Jesus reminds us that our forgiveness is contingent upon our forgiving others.

As I consider what Jesus and the Father have done for me, there is no excuse for unforgiveness in my heart toward anyone else.

I struggle with the sin of unforgiveness.  More precisely, I want to make sure that people who hurt me and those around me experience suffering themselves.  This is exactly the opposite attitude from what Jesus commands.

It is up to the Lord to avenge.

I must learn to trust God in this important matter.

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