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Read Luke 13:1-9

Friday

Read Luke 13:1-9

13 At that time some people were there who told Jesus about the Galileans whom Pilate had killed while they were offering sacrifices to God. 2 Jesus answered them, “Because those Galileans were killed in that way, do you think it proves that they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? 3 No indeed! And I tell you that if you do not turn from your sins, you will all die as they did. 4 What about those eighteen people in Siloam who were killed when the tower fell on them? Do you suppose this proves that they were worse than all the other people living in Jerusalem? 5 No indeed! And I tell you that if you do not turn from your sins, you will all die as they did.”

6 Then Jesus told them this parable: “There was once a man who had a fig tree growing in his vineyard. He went looking for figs on it but found none. 7 So he said to his gardener, ‘Look, for three years I have been coming here looking for figs on this fig tree, and I haven't found any. Cut it down! Why should it go on using up the soil?’ 8 But the gardener answered, ‘Leave it alone, sir, just one more year; I will dig around it and put in some fertilizer. 9 Then if the tree bears figs next year, so much the better; if not, then you can have it cut down.’”

Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Think

Jesus responds to the news of the day - some Galileans had been killed by Pilate while bringing their offerings;  people had been killed when a tower fell on them. Some people see these sorts of events as a sign that those people who were killed had it coming.  Jesus reminds us that these events are not some sort of punishment - and he reminds us that each of us need to turn away from our sins.

Pray


Lord I am just like every other sinful person in the world; I thank you for your grace so freely extended to me.  Teach me to humbly guard my ways.

Friday

Read Luke 13:1-9

13 At that time some people were there who told Jesus about the Galileans whom Pilate had killed while they were offering sacrifices to God. 2 Jesus answered them, “Because those Galileans were killed in that way, do you think it proves that they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? 3 No indeed! And I tell you that if you do not turn from your sins, you will all die as they did. 4 What about those eighteen people in Siloam who were killed when the tower fell on them? Do you suppose this proves that they were worse than all the other people living in Jerusalem? 5 No indeed! And I tell you that if you do not turn from your sins, you will all die as they did.”

6 Then Jesus told them this parable: “There was once a man who had a fig tree growing in his vineyard. He went looking for figs on it but found none. 7 So he said to his gardener, ‘Look, for three years I have been coming here looking for figs on this fig tree, and I haven't found any. Cut it down! Why should it go on using up the soil?’ 8 But the gardener answered, ‘Leave it alone, sir, just one more year; I will dig around it and put in some fertilizer. 9 Then if the tree bears figs next year, so much the better; if not, then you can have it cut down.’”

Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Think

Jesus responds to the news of the day - some Galileans had been killed by Pilate while bringing their offerings;  people had been killed when a tower fell on them. Some people see these sorts of events as a sign that those people who were killed had it coming.  Jesus reminds us that these events are not some sort of punishment - and he reminds us that each of us need to turn away from our sins.

Pray

Lord I am just like every other sinful person in the world; I thank you for your grace so freely extended to me.  Teach me to humbly guard my ways.

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