DAY 330 OF 365 IN 2021
CUSTODIANS OF GRACES
Luke 21:29 And he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees.
The fig tree is a particular kind of tree by whose leaves one can tell when summer arrives. However today, we are given a very interesting parable: “look not just at the fig tree, but the other trees when determining the season”.
If there is something we know from scripture, it is that ‘every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses ( 2 Cor 13:1). Therefore, corroboration is necessary. We can look at this in another light where the body of Christ is concerned because it has no been committed to just one person to reveal the whole counsel of God.
Look at it this way ‘the Spirit is our teacher, residing in each one of us. However, God commits dimensions of truth and knowledge of himself to specific custodians to make them known. It can therefore be very tricky to consider the fig tree as the only tree in a forest of full of trees. Your gaze might become so fixated that the signs or fruits which other trees present, may pass you by.
It is very easy to become territorial: ‘this is my church, that is the only pastor or priest to whom I will open my ears to their message.’ That is commitment, but don’t forget that the body has many parts. In it therefore, there are custodians of different graces planted. It is up to us then to
keep your eyes on both the fig tree and other trees, to avail ourselves to honour and receive from the custodians of different graces present in the body of Christ.