Quite a few figs on this tree!
If you have never read it Old John Bunyan has a little book on the subject.
T H E
Barren Fig Tree;
The Doom and Downfall of the Fruitless Professor:
Showing, that the day of grace may be past with him long before
his life is ended.
The signs also by which such miserable mortals may be known.
‘Who being dead, yet speaketh.’–Hebrews 11:4
By J O H N.B U N Y A N.
L O N D O N,
Printed for J. Robinson, at the Golden Lion,
in St. Paul’s Churchyard, 1688.
Online at: https://acacia.pairsite.com/Acacia.John.Bunyan/Sermons.Allegories/Barren.Fig.Tree/To.the.Reader.html
by Mike Ratliff
25 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence. 26 You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.
27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. 28 So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. Matthew 23:25-28 (NASB)
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