Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


December 18, 2013

Have you ever heard it said, "Well at least I'm not as bad as him"?

Then he told this parable, "A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any.  So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, 'For three years now I've been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven't found any.  Cut it down!  Why should it use up the soil?'"
                                              --Luke 13:6,7 TNIV
Jesus spoke this parable to people who knew that they weren't the worst people, and better than many.  Jesus knew they had missed the point entirely.  So he told this parable.  It's not: "At least I'm not that bad," but about fruit.  What fruit comes from our lives?

God has planted us in the vineyard.  God's given us a plot of ground.  How are we bearing fruit?
Dale Patterson