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The Art of the Insult According to Scripture

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23rd May 2015
“May no one ever eat your fruit again!”
- Jesus
Mark 11:14 (NLT)

Jesus was in a bad mood on this day. Later this same day He was chasing people out of the temple with a whip, and turning over their tables for buying and selling in the temple complex (at least He had a good reason). First thing in the morning, though, Jesus is heading into town when He spots a fig tree in the distance. Starving hungry, He makes His way over to the tree…

Nada.

Turns out it’s not even fig season.

Jesus vents His frustration with a botanical curse, and the fig tree promptly withers.

Practical applications of this passage:
  • Upsetting greengrocer’s

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