Strolling Through God’s Word is a blog by Shelle Frelo. It is designed to offer verse by verse commentary to the Word of God applied to everyday life.
“12 The next day, when they had come out from Bethany, he was hungry. 13 Seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came to see if perhaps he might find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 Jesus told it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again!” and his disciples heard it.” – Mark 11:12-14
Most women care about their appearance. They want to be considered beautiful, lovely, and fit. And there is a billion-dollar beauty industry to help us achieve it. We buy products, gym memberships, clothes, and cosmetics to help us look our best. But it isn’t often that we work as hard on our spiritual appearance.
Jesus became angry at the fig tree because although it looked beautiful on the outside it wasn’t producing the fruit that should have been on its branches based on what it appeared to be.
God is not happy with hypocrites-those who portray themselves as godly people, but their nature is revealed they have no fruit.
As godly women, we want to allow the Holy Spirit to make our spirit beautiful so when Jesus looks deep into our spirit, He can see our fruit.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23
We should seek Christ to help the fruit of God’s Spirit to manifest itself in our lives.
esus became angry at the fig tree because although it looked beautiful on the outside it wasn’t producing the fruit that should have been on its branches based on what it appeared to be.
Sometimes when we see a ourselves, we think we will always be the person that we are. But God sees us as so much more.
Sometimes, hearing Jesus’ voice isn’t the problem, sometimes it’s the listening to His Voice that’s the issue…
23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cumin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law: justice, mercy, and faith. But you ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone.” – Matthew 23:23
He's Workin! "When they came near to Jerusalem, to Bethsphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples, 2 and said to them, “Go your way into the village that is opposite you. Immediately as you enter into it, you will find a young donkey...