Apples of Gold - December 29 |

Hunt, Dave

Jesus’ “cursing” of the fig tree is not an indication that the Lord was having some sort of temper tantrum brought on by His hunger. “Cursing” in this case did not involve the use of profanity but was simply a pronouncement against the tree. Throughout Scripture, the fig tree is used as a type of Israel. Consequently, a fruitless fig tree being cursed by the Lord—Israel’s Messiah and prophesied King—would have great meaning to Christ’s Jewish disciples. And although they have been temporarily set aside, as Paul points out in Romans:11:1–26, they have certainly not been cast away.

"For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom…"

1 Corinthians:1:22