MAY 27 – PROVERBS 27:18 and LUKE 21:29-34By: Darrelyn L. Tutt
“Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof; so he that waiteth on his master shall be honored.”Proverbs 27:18andThe Fig Tree“And He spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; when they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away; but My words shall not pass away.”Luke 21:29-33------Illustration with 27 – Create a tree with the #2 by utilizing the bottom base and drawing a parallel line up to form the trunk. Take the hook at the top of the 2 and draw a flowering full tree and meet the other side. With the #7, you’ve already got ½ a book. Create an identical side and draw a line across the bottom. Divide in half and write “The Bible” on one side. This illustration denotes the visible signs that display and attest to the faithfulness of God’s pure word and the passing of this present world.-----Those who tend to the tree are the first to witness the fruit of the tree; and those invested in the care and cultivation of it will partake of its “firstfruits.”In the same way, there is great blessing reserved for the individual who remains in an occupied, watchful, and waiting state for Christ; who is intimately acquainted with His presence and in tune with the workings of His hand.He shall see the branch budand he shall know...There is great blessing reserved for the man who oversees what the Lord has entrusted him with, and diligently resolves to give Him a good return upon His appearing.He shall see the bud burst and shortly know …There is great blessing blessed reserved for the man who is intimately acquainted with the sovereign Owner and Proprietor of “all” and stakes his life on the promises given him of His return.He shall eat of the tree with his Master …------To those who labor with diligence in fields not their own and wisely steward what they have been entrusted with … it shall be well with them.The harvest is coming,The bud is bursting,The Lord's return is sure.“ … To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”Revelation 2:7-----
THREE SUGGESTIONS1) Perhaps you have been less than diligent and grown careless in your practice of stewardship. This is a day to begin anew;to bow in the field, confess your state, and begin once again with the Lord.2) Be on guard and stay constant in the Word; it will aid in the development of watchfulness and anticipation.3) Shoulder with those who are steady in the Word and preparing for the world which is to come. One individual on task can make all the difference.
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