The Fruitless Fig Tree

The Jordan Valley

quotescover-PNG-18At Dawn Jesus and his disciples were leaving Bethany and journeying towards the city of Jerusalem. On the way, Jesus seeing a fig tree went towards it expecting to find fruit. He went up to the tree but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered. – Matthew 21:19. Why did Jesus curse the Fig tree? Mark, in his account of the incident clearly states that it wasn’t the season for figs. This makes this incident even more puzzling and it is often misinterpreted by many. Did Jesus curse the fig tree because he was famished?

Bethany was the hometown of Lazarus, Martha and Mary where Jesus often stayed. Jesus could have stayed in Jerusalem itself but chose to come to this family’s house. Such was the hospitality shown by Martha and Mary. It is hard…

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