Good Figs and Bad Figs Part I
"Then the LORD said to me, 'What do you see, Jeremiah?' And I said, "Figs, the good figs, very good; and the bad, very bad, very bad, which cannot be eaten, they are so bad.'" (Jeremiah 24:3)
God herein in Jeremiah 24 established the Principle of Discrimination Between the Two Kinds of the People of God, the good figs and the bad figs, that later Jesus developed into the "few" and the "many" of Matthew 7:13 that either go the broad way to destruction or the narrow way to life eternal; the same two groups of His people who in Matthew 24:12 at the end of time are either the "many" that cease in their love for God or the few who remain faithful during the Falling Away; and the same fruit bearing or not fruit bearing branches of Christ and of John 15 that are either pruned or cast out.
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"Then the LORD said to me, ‘What do you see, Jeremiah?’ And I said, "Figs, the good figs, very good; and the bad, very bad, which cannot be eaten, they are so bad.’" (Jeremiah 24:3)
And don’t forget the parable of the fig tree where Jesus condemend the tree because it did not yield good fruit.