He Will Never Give Up On You

Posted on: 7-15-112012

Last night I wrote a blog on the following passage:

“He also spoke this parable, ‘A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.  Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none.  Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. And if it bears fruit, well.  But if not, after that you can cut it down.”  Luke 13:6-9

I talked about two of the characters in this parable: the man and the keeper of the vineyard.  However, there is one more character in the story that you may relate to even better…the fig tree.  Maybe you, like the fig tree, have not done the things that you should’ve done…you haven’t produced the fruit you were supposed to produce.  Maybe those around you have given up hope on you…they’ve decided it’s time to cut you off!  And you probably don’t blame them…as you look back, you realize that you have made really poor choices…choices that may have really hurt those who, at first, stood by you and are now the ones casting you off!  You realize that they have reason to give up on you because you’ve given up on yourself!  You know you’re without hope…there’s no way you will ever be able to overcome the mistakes you’ve made!  If this is how you feel, I have good news!  Remember the keeper of the vineyard…he didn’t give up on the fig tree…and there is Someone who will never give up on you!  He doesn’t care what you’ve done or not done…He loves you!  He has promised to never leave you or forsake you! It doesn’t matter what road you’ve taken, He has hope in you!  He knows that you are more than the things you’ve done or the things you haven’t done!  You are His creation!  You were created in His image!  You are His delight!  He is proud of you!  And He wants more than anything to grow you into the person He designed you to be!


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