Good Manners ≠ Kingdom Come

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  1. Last year our Pastor lead a short devotion on the account of Jesus cursing the fig tree. Something I had never really understood before. It appeared to be a lesson about faith which did not make much sense to me. Thankfully, our Pastor put the story in context – it was immediately after Jesus had cleansed the court of the Gentiles from the corrupt money changers and merchants extorting people who were simply wanting to worship God. Matthew records a beautiful picture of the blind and lame then coming to Jesus for healing. The cursing of the fig tree was a warning to a religious system that was no longer bearing the fruit of righteousness – it was more concerned about protecting a system and those at the top of it. In many ways the Western church is in a similar predicament. Thanks Beth for being willing to challenge that and in doing so being a prophetic voice to people caught up in a religious system that desperately needs to humble itself before God while there is still time.

    1. Thank you, Fairlie! I enter this ground with a fair amount of trepidation, but I have to speak what I feel is true (though I am always want to keep learning!). You are someone I respect a great deal, and your words mean a lot. Thank you, friend. Lots of love to your family!

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