Luke 21:29-33, Fig Trees, Faith, and the Word of God

In Luke 21:29-33, Jesus told a parable about a fig tree. Just as the appearance of leaves on the tree signals the imminent approach of summer, so the events Jesus described in the previous paragraph (Luke 21:25-28) will signal his imminent return to the earth. He finished the parable with an explanation that makes his point unmistakable: these promises are certain because his word can never fail.