Luke 13

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Luke 13 has Jesus teaching on the importance of repentance and salvation.  He talked about two recent disasters – one involving Pilate and his killing of a group of folks, and the second a tower that fell on 18 people – but the purpose was to make the point that “unless you repent, you will all likewise perish”.  Jesus says that we all will die, we all have a sin problem, and no matter how it happens, we will stand before God and give account.  Thus we have to repent while we can or we face God’s judgment – we will perish.  It’s a direct message to the religious leaders that their attempt to earn their way to heaven was going to fall short.

Jesus illustrates the truth with a parable involving a fig tree that wasn’t bearing fruit.  “Look, for three years now I have come…

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