Mark 11:12 – 14
12 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 13 Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. 14 Then he said to the tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard him say it.
Mark 11:20 -21
20 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. 21 Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!”
In the passage we see that Jesus does not like a creation of the Father that is unproductive. we may justify that it was not the fruit bearing season of fig trees, however Jesus still expected the said tree to have at least one fruit. Unfortunately there was none and Jesus cursed the tree for it. This may be what really happened at that time, but if we come to take a closer look at the bible, we will see that there are 2 Types of fruits mentioned in the bible:
1. Fruit of the Holy Spirit
” Galatians 5:22-23New International Version (NIV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
2. How much were we able to comply on what God has asked us to do.
“John 15:5 New International Version
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
What if Jesus came to you one day and searched for a fruit, will He find at least one of the listed above? The fruits that He is looking for in us, will not be a product of our effort, instead our yielding to the Father. If we completely obey God then the Holy Spirit will empower us to be achievers and our accomplishments are for God’s glory.
As it is written, “It is not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit sayeth the Lord of Host” Zechariah 4:6 KJV
If we just yield to Him, then Jesus may say of us;
“Song of Solomon 2:3 (New International Version)
3 Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is my lover among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.”