The parable of the fig tree in Luke 13: 6-9 reads like a ‘do it or else!’ message, like a parent must deliver to a disobedient child sometimes.
Could it be that if we are disobedient to His commands, and selfish with the gifts He’s given us, we may get the axe reserved for that fig tree? Maybe like the gardener amended and cultivated the soil, we should amend our attitudes toward money.
We should repent and admit that God gives us all we have.
We should submit to His commands and give of our resources for the good of the community.
We should do this gladly and joyfully, because after all –
It’s Not Our Money