Luke 13:6-9 records the parable of the unfruitful fig tree. The owner of a vineyard is unpleased with a fig tree that is not bearing fruit and wants to cut it down. The decision is made to work with it and give it one last chance.
Followers of Jesus are to be fruitful (see Matthew 13:23, John 15:1-8, 2 Peter 1:8), therefore the parable could be applied to all of us. Some think Jesus has the Jewish nation or leaders specifically in mind. If you have an opinion about this please share it!
Question; how does this parable show both the justice and mercy of God?