Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Fig Tree

"And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons." Genesis 3:7

Ok, I am a reader.

I was reading this Bible book on trees of the Bible.

I just want to share some of the interesting facts that I learned, and some I already knew.

No one is beyond learning.

I feel that we all should learn something new each day.

Books can take you anywhere you can to go.

You can get lost in a book.

The Bible is the best book to get yourself lost in.

Many times God used trees to convey to the prophets spiritual lessons that He wanted others to learn.

The fig tree was used many times in reference by our Lord Jesus.

Most of us already know that the fig tree symbolizes peace and prosperity.

And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon." I Kings 4:25

The fig tree was also used to help teach moral lessons.

Read Jeremiah 24:1-10

Some people think that the forbidden fruit is that of the fig tree.

Jesus used the fig tree on more than one occasion when He was trying to make a point.

Read Luke 13:6-9 & Matthew 11:13-14, 20-21 - These are just a few.

The fig tree was used by the prophets to warn us of sin, pride and adultery.

The fig tree was the very first tree mentioned in the bible.

Adam and Eve did clothe themselves with it's leaves.

Figs were a staple food back in Biblical days.

"And they gave him a piece of a cake of figs, and two clusters of raisins:" I Samuel 30:12a

Fig trees held out a hope of peace.

Fig trees held out a hope of prosperity.

"But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it." Micah 4:4

Fig trees were considered precious.

Figs were also used to treat boils.

"For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay it for plaister upon the boil, and he shall recover." Isaiah 38:21

Fig trees from the very beginning the fig tree has played an important part in our life.


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