He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
Psalm 1:3 ESV
We think of trees as true and pure. They are strong and beautiful grant us cover in the heat of the day, and shield us from a cool rain in late spring. Trees are what gives us breath, they take the bad part of our air and turn it into what we are able to breath.
While our Lord walked this earth he came upon a fig tree that did not produce a fig and he cursed it never to produce again (Mark 11:12-25). And to me this one scares me a little. So this fig tree did not produce for Christ when it was out of season, but Jesus still curses it. Why? Yes, he was warning the people of his time of what was to come. What are then to take from it?
We come into seasons of life and we are to be ready and willing to produce fruit. You ever get tugged by the Holy Ghost and blow it off? Do you ever get shoved by the Holy Spirit and say no? I have the problems will come if we deny that to many times. If we allow sin to over take us. Yes, disobedience is a sin just as much as lieing and adultery are. Remember revelation says as for the cowardly, the faithless, the destable, as for the murderers, the sexually immoral, their will be the lake of fire (Rev 21:8). Yes this says the cowardly along with sexually immoral.
Are we the tree that produces fruit in season? I know I have failed and made decisions that have taken me away from where I thought I should be. When I come to the mighty thrown to see Christ face to face where he wanted me and where I end up will be a massive short fall on my end, as I am sure for many of you as well.
There are two young men living a life in the pit of hell because I did not listen to the nudge of the Holy Spirit man years ago. I have place my roots next to the living waters and I pray that I will produce the fruit of Christ when he calls upon me once again. Let us not be overtaken by fear, rejection, cowardliness. Let us have a Spirt of power and truth and boldness. This is my prayer for you.
Be blessed 🙌