Theme : FIG TREE
“Then the trees said to the fig tree, ‘You come and reign over us!’ But the fig tree said to them, ‘Should I cease my sweetness and my good fruit, And go to sway over trees?’
-The fig tree is used as a symbol of Kingship in the parable by Jotham.
-Tree here represent people.
-The people of Shechem appointed Abimelech as king after they killed 70 of his fathers brothers.
-The bramble tree was willing to rule over other tree in truth.
-The fig tree produces sweet fruits & was resistant to rule over other trees.
Dear Lord, You are our King & Savior. Give us honorable leaders who will accept to lead in Your ways. In their vocation let me share in Your light that illuminates love into the citizens homes. We pray this to the Lord. Amen.