I never knew I wanted to be a good fig!
But evidently, its a choice....
The Lord showed me two baskets of figs placed before the temple of the Lord. One basket contained very good figs, like early figs, but the other basket contained very bad figs, so bad they were inedible.
Jeremiah 24:2 HCSB
King Nebuchadnezzar had just taken captive the King of Judah and all his officials, leading them away to Babylon. And this is the vision which the Lord showed to the prophet Jeremiah.
This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: "Like these good figs, so I regard as good the exiles from Judah I sent away from this place to the land of the Chaldeans."
Jeremiah 24:5 HCSB
Yet those good figs, the Lord promised to keep His eyes upon, building them up, planting them, and giving them a heart to know Him.
So too, it can be with us, even today in a culture where everything is offensive, yet no one should is to offense. We can be good figs among the inedible fruit... sweet, nourishing and seed bearing. We do not need to be like the rest, nor even understand them. For Our Constant Gardner has His eyes upon us, and He will be our God when we return to Him with all our heart.
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