Did the fig tree talk to God?

Question:        In Mark 11:14, Jesus answered the fig tree.  Does this mean that the fig tree actually talked to God?


Answer:          Scripture confirms that things do; communicate with God; Luke 19:40, “…..if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.”  Everything in one form or another, communicates with God; Ps. 69:34, “let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.”  Although it is possible for the fig tree to speak to God; however in this case, the text does not indicate that it actually spoke to Jesus.  The Strong’s word for answered is #G611 and it means: to conclude for oneself and to begin to speak.  When Jesus found no fruit on the fig tree, he concluded that this tree was unfruitful; Mt. 3:10, “…..every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down…..”  This tree should have been producing fruit but for some unknown reason, it was not producing; therefore Jesus concluded it was unfruitful and he begin to speak to it; thus destroying the fig tree forever.