“Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit….” John 15:8
Read: Mark 11:12-20
Can you imagine how upset Jesus must have been when He pronounced judgment on a fig tree that was barren? He was on the road and had been going for a while with His disciples. They were all hungry and the only thing in sight that seemed to have promise of any food was the fig tree. However, when Jesus approached the tree for fruit, He was shocked to find that in spite of the promising look of the tree, it was barren. How excited would you be if you invested a lot of time, money and effort in a venture, and then found out later that you had incurred a loss rather than profit? Every right-thinking person expects profits from their investments no matter how little. Every human being is created to bear fruit. Jesus said the Father is glorified by our fruitfulness. Are you fruitful? Are you satisfied with your level of productivity? Is there real increase in your work or are you just patching things up? God has something better for you than that. Ask God for fruits today. Get yourself out of that fruitless rut!