Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Cross ReferencesDaniel 4:14
He called out in a loud voice: 'Cut down the tree and chop off its branches; strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the beasts flee from under it, and the birds from its branches.
The ax lies ready at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
The ax lies ready at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire."
So he said to the keeper of the vineyard, 'Look, for the past three years I have come to search for fruit on this fig tree and haven't found any. Therefore cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?'
He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, and every branch that does bear fruit, He prunes to make it even more fruitful.
If anyone does not remain in Me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers. Such branches are gathered up, thrown into the fire, and burned.
And our people must also learn to devote themselves to good works in order to meet the pressing needs of others, so that they will not be unfruitful.
Chapter Outline1. Do Not Judge
7. Ask, Seek, Knock
13. Enter through the Narrow Gate
15. A Tree and Its Fruit
24. The Wise and the Foolish Builders
28. Jesus ends his sermon, and the people are astonished.
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