THE LESSON, "REPENT OR PERISH," SUGGESTED BY TWO RECENT INCIDENTS, AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE PARABLE OF THE BARREN FIG TREE. Matt 13:19 When anyone hears the message (word) about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. Of course when the barren tree is removed another will be planted in its place. The vine-dresser does not say, “I will cut,” but refers that to the master. V. His answer to the question concerning the number of the saved, Luke 13:23-30. “ And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. following", as the Persic version renders it: thou shall cut it down; What is fruit? ", "If not, after that thou shalt cut it down. It depends on the master, though the vinedresser tacitly recognises that the decision will be just. By this parable our Lord plainly represented to the Jews the divine displeasure against them, for having neglected the many opportunities they had enjoyed, as planted in the vineyard of God's church; (compare Isaiah 5:1-2; Isaiah 27:2-3.) And if it bear fruit, well. THE CONTEXT These verses are part of a larger section of Jesus' warnings and exhortations (12:1 – 13:9). Ver. Text: Luke 13:1-9 In August of 1965 a folk singer named Barry McGuire released a single titled “Eve of Destruction”. WORDS OF JESUS IN RED. ‘Then’ is not to be supplied: the vine dresser does not set the time when the tree shall be removed, but leaves it to the owner of the vineyard. The vine dresser is the Holy Spirit, who wrought through the prophets and afterwards more powerfully through the Apostles. Luke 13:9 Context. "Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none." There is not a sinner out of hell-though the most hardened, the furthest gone, the nearest to the flames-but if he only begin to bear fruit, if he do but turn to God with all his heart in the Gospel of His Son, it will deliver him from going down to the pit, it will stay the hand of justice, it will secure his eternal salvation. If not, thou shalt out it down. intercession used: any trees might not be cut down, only barren but, "Are you a fruit-bearer in this Church? they are, for good works are profitable to men; and it is well "How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity?" Luke 13:9. [1] 9 As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. the gardener replied, my lord, the king, what expense hast thou been at with this vineyard before it was raised? (2) It must be fruit in its season. The owner of the vineyard, having planted a fig tree in it, "came and sought fruit thereon;" for in the natural course of things fruit, in such a case, was to be expected. "O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved: how long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?" See it also in Mark 11:32; Acts 23:9. The Parable Of The Barren Fig Tree. As if they were a burden to the earth that bears them, to the place they fill, deforming the beauty and hindering the fruitfulness of God's vineyard. ‘If,’ here suggests that the vine dresser expected this supposition to prove correct. LUKE 13:1-9. The verb τελειόω (teleiow) is a key NT term for the completion of God’s plan: See Luke 12:50; 22:37; John 19:30; and (where it has the additional component of meaning “to perfect”) Heb 2:10; 5:8-9; 7:28. after that, etc. He comes, saying, 'Any fruit?' 9.] In the original there is something of an abrupt wayof speaking in this passage, of which the reader will find many examples in Raphelius Annot. The inference is evident—the whole Church spreads its provisions for you. From the days of Job's friends until now the tendency to explain the one of these by the other has been too prevalent. ex Xenoph. It depends on the master, though the vinedresser tacitly recognises that the decision will be just. ‘Well’ is properly supplied. If hereby barren professors, as the Jews, become fruitful, it is well, a good thing is done; it is well for themselves, they shall eat the fruit of their doings; it is well for the churches where they are, for good works are profitable to men; and it is well for the owner of the vineyard, and the dresser of it too, for when Christ has his fruit from his churches, his ministers have theirs also: after that; "for the time to come", as the Vulgate Latin; or "year following", as the Persic version renders it: thou shall cut it down; do with it as thou pleasest, nothing more will be said or pleaded in its behalf; full consent shall be given, and no more intercession used: any trees might not be cut down, only barren ones; there is a law in Deuteronomy 20:19 about cutting down trees, and which the Jews explain thusF13Maimon. Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled [shed along with] with their sacrifices. I answer: (1) It would be something appropriate to his nature, accordant with his being—"For men do not gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles." But the other restrains him, crying, 'Nay, do it not, thou wilt certainly have fruit from it this year, only have patience with it, and be not overhasty in cutting it down; if it still refuses to bear fruit, then cut it down.' Turn ye, turn ye, why will ye die, O house of Israel?". The parable of the barren fig tree, vv. after that in (Greek. Jesus teaches that all of God’s law is summarized in the commandments to love God and neighbor (Luke 10:27; Matt. "He that, being often reproved, hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy" (Proverbs 29:1). 1-5) and a parable that illustrates the patience and love of God (vv. Both stories call for repentance. (3) To be within the pale of Revealed Religion and the Church of the living God is a high privilege, and involves a solemn responsibility. For I can hear some one saying, "I know that I have borne very little fruit, but I hope it is not none." and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down. A verse-by-verse breakdown of the “parable of the fig tree” in Luke 13:1-9: 1. for the owner of the vineyard, and the dresser of it too, for Luke 13:9, NLT: "If we get figs next year, fine. Much such a parable as this is formed by the Jews, upon Moses's intercession for the people of IsraelF14Shemot Rabba, sect. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Luke 13:1-9. He sympathises with the master’s desire for fruit. And if it bear fruit thenceforth (καν μεν ποιησηι καρπον εις το μελλον — k'an men poiēsēi karpon eis to mellon). This passage, like John 15:2-6, is a warning against unfruitful lives in His people! Thoughtless men heed this not, but One does. The Seed = the Word of God. ἔτος, in the year to come, in antithesis to this year ( τοῦτο τὸ ἔτος), Luke 13:8. (4) It must be in its nature sanctified, drawn from the Father, received through the Son, matured and mellowed by providences, full of love. 9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. If hereby barren professors, as the Jews, become fruitful, it is well, a good thing is done; it is well for themselves, they shall eat the fruit of their doings; it is well for the churches where they are, for good works are profitable to men; and it is well for the owner of the vineyard, and the dresser of it too, for when Christ has his fruit from his churches, his ministers have theirs also: The vineyard then represents the Gospel dispensation, and the owner is Christ, who during His three years ministry has been seeking fruit. 13 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans … Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Luke 12:32-40 EXEGESIS: LUKE 12:32-48. 6-9). Hilch. A repetition of the parables of the grain of mustard-seed and the leaven, Luke 13:18-22. This view is thought by many to accord better with the delicate shading of thought in Luke 13:9, and to afford the best basis for a continued application of the parable. Luke 13:9. κἂν, and if) The Apodosis is to be understood: It is well, or I will leave it to stand; or else, let it bear fruit. “If it bear fruit for the future ( εἰς τὸ μέλλον , Rev., thenceforth )well; but if not, thou shalt cut it down.” Trench (“Parables”) cites an Arabian writer's receipt for curing a palm-tree of barrenness. (4) The Lord, we see, notes the length of time that men continue fruitless under the means of spiritual culture. 13:9–10). (See the note at Luke 8:2.). Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. . "He sought fruit, and found none.". Of course when the barren tree is removed another will be planted in its place. If God has indeed predetermined the matter, if the barrenness of the tree is the secured consequent of his own previous decree, then the events of the entire parable become a farce, and the lesson becomes an enigma. But here the question forces itself upon us, "What is fruit?" Luke 13:9. : if it bear the coming year—well ( understood).— , if not, thou shalt cut it down—thou, not I. "Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none. to a king that hath an uncultivated field; he says to his gardener, go and manure it, and make it a vineyard: the gardener went and manured that field, and planted it a vineyard; the vineyard grew, and produced wine, and it turned to vinegar; when the king saw that the wine turned to vinegar, he said to the gardener, go, וקוץ אותה, "and cut it down", why should I seek after a vineyard that brings forth that which is sour? Answer: Jesus told the Parable of the Fig Tree—Luke 13:6-9—immediately after reminding His listeners of a tower over the pool of Siloam (John 9:7) which unexpectedly fell and killed eighteen people. (2) How slow have even Christians been, notwithstanding the explicit teaching of Christ here, to be convinced that extraordinary outward calamities are not necessarily the vengeance of Heaven against unusual criminality! The above interpretation is partially given by Stier, who has however in my view (in his 2nd edn. parable become a farce, and the lesson becomes an enigma. Just as Pilate’s and the tower’s victims did not enjoy the luxury of choosing the time of their demise, likewise the unrepentant will suddenly find they have delayed too long and lost themselves. Christ cures a woman who had been afflicted eighteen years, Luke 13:10-13. Then, Luke reports (13:1), “on the same occasion,” some were present who reported to Jesus about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. Such, then, must fruit be, real and tangible, visible and felt, reasonable, thoughtful, balanced, affectionate, earnest, spirit going forth to spirit, assimilating itself to God. God had been seeking results during the years of our Lord’s labor, and none are found; He, the great Intercessor, pleads for a brief delay. There must have been many vines and many fig trees in the vineyard; but the story is told as if the whole vineyard were for that one tree alone, and as if the great Proprietor concerned Himself only with it. The parable of the mustard seed, Luke 13:18, Luke 13:19; of the leaven, Luke 13:20-21. The true measure of the emptiness is the extent of the culture. Luk 13:9 And if it bears fruit, well; and if not, then after that you shall cut it down. ‘After that,’ or ‘hereafter,’ belongs to this part of the verse. well, a good thing is done; it is well for themselves, they shall "Wilt thou not be made clean? Luke 13:1–9 Repent or Perish 13 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood p Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. To get what Luke 13:9 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. And what is the nature of the being of a man? He answers, 'Do not so, this year it will certainly bear fruit.' "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thought, and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him, and to our God, and He will abundantly pardon." As in the natural culture, this would be sufficient to determine whether any fruit was to be gotten out of the tree at all, so in the spiritual husbandry, the thing intended is just one sufficient trial more. Cut it down, says divine justice; and in due time, still more fatally, Cut it down, responds divine mercy. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him! the future. Doctrine: the forbearance of God (of the Lord of the vineyard) endures only a short time longer; the ministry of me (the ἀμπελουργός) to you is the last attempt, and on it follows the decision—the decision of the Messianic judgment. And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. Have we been placed under a faithful, rousing ministry of the Gospel? Beware lest that come upon you which is spoken of by the prophet, "Because I have purged thee, and thou wast not purged, thou shalt not be purged from thy filthiness anymore, until I have caused my fury to rest upon thee" (Ezekiel 24:13). Melacim, c. 6. sect. thus F13; Proud member 33 Nevertheless I must # tn This is the frequent expression δεῖ (dei, “it is necessary”) that notes something that is a part of God’s plan. God wants a righteous people who reflect His character. The Fig Tree, Luke 13:1-9. by Matt Slick | Dec 4, 2008 | Parables, Christianity. It is now, therefore, or during our present state, that God is coming seeking fruit from us. And if happily it bear fruit. But, with the great facts of mediation before us, it is impossible not to see here something more than drapery. ", I. Luke 13:1-9. Luke 13:9. : if it bear the coming year —well (understood).—, if not, thou shalt cut it down —thou, not I. It is all in the closest individuality. Luke 13:9. εἰς τὸ μέλλον: if it bear the coming year —well (εὖ ἔχει understood).— ἐκκόψεις, if not, thou shalt cut it down —thou, not I. My question has to do with the apparent urgency with which he speaks. The case of the thief on the cross decides this for all time and for every soul. Physical, intellectual, impassioned, spiritual. But when does God come, seeking fruit from men thus privileged? This parable in the first place refers to the nation and people of the Jews. He journeys towards Jerusalem, and preaches, Luke 13:22. The first thing which strikes us, perhaps, in this transaction is its individuality. and now thou seekest to cut it down; and shouldst thou say because its wine turns sour; the reason is, because it is young, therefore its wine turns sour, and it does not produce good wine: so when Israel did that work (of the golden calf), the holy blessed God sought to consume them; said Moses, Lord of the world, hast thou not brought them out of Egypt from a place of idolatry, and now they are young, or children, as it is said, Hosea 11:1 wait a little for them, and go with them, and they will do good works in thy presence.'. So what is the Word of God referring to here? But when we think of all that hand has done—all the cherishing and the watching and the pruning and the training,—then we can estimate that dismal word, "None, none." 2. . But the other says, 'It must needs be - it must be hewn down;' and gives the stem of the tree three blows with the back of the hatchet. Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’ ” when Christ has his fruit from his churches, his ministers have And if it bear fruit after that, well. 6-29. Browse Sermons on Luke 13:1-9. 9. It is the κύριος τ. ἀμπελῶνος who ὅταν ἔλθῃ, κακοὺς κακῶς ἀπολέσει αὐτούς. in its behalf; full consent shall be given, and no more 141. Apparently Pilate had sent in his troops to break up a gathering of Galilean Jews that he deemed dangerous.

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