What do you do with a fruit true that hasn’t produced fruit in three years? If it is in your yard, maybe you’ll keep it around for some nice shade. What if you make your livelihood from fruit trees? Then you have only one choice. Cut it down. It is taking up the space and nutrients from the other trees.
Our Savior told this parable in regards to humanity. We are the fruit trees that don’t bear fruit. He pleads with our heavenly Father, “Sir, let it alone this year also until I dig around it and put on manure.”
By this warning, the Lord would turn us away from wickedness and bring us to life in Himself. For He is patient with us, that we not be cut down in our sin but live and bear fruit in Him.
These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, Nebraska. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn