bear fruit

Luke Chapter 13 is a relatively short chapter, but packed with truths and wisdom. The amplified version gives strong clarity to verse 3: “I tell you, no; but unless you repent [change your old way of thinking, turn from your sinful ways and live changed lives], you will all likewise perish.” And it is repeated again in verse 5 so we must pay close attention.

The story of mercy to the fig tree makes me think how God wants us to bear fruit and gives mercy (6-9).

Again, we see healing on the sabbath is an issue for the Pharisees (10-17). I hope I never am that pompous, ignorant, or miss seeing the miracles as they did.

“It is amazing that these Pharisees were giving Him grief for doing GOOD and WONDERFUL deeds on the sabbath. Should we be so legalistic that we don’t help one another in times of need regardless of the context around us? Doesn’t sound right to me.” RG

I have always loved the imagery of verse 34: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones [to death] those [messengers] who are sent to her [by God]! How often I have wanted to gather your children together [around Me], just as a hen gathers her young under her wings, but you were not willing!”

Be willing to go the extra mile so you can shine bright as you…


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