Can a tree choose its place of growth? Can it move from where it has grown? Can it always flourish in every environment?
Can a tree be blamed for not bearing fruit? Can it simply be rejected for failing to flourish? Suppose you are that tree, what can/will you do?
The tree shown in the picture was once a flourishing young tree. On the ground where it has grown were once green grass where cows, horses, and goats used to graze. But now it has become a heap of non-biodegradable wastes.
The toxins of the garbage in this open dump site poisoned whatever were once flourishing in the area. All that is left is a dying young tree that seems to plead to the heavens for some measure of mercy.
Blessed is the man who doesn't walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the way of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers; But his delight is in Yahweh's law; On his law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree planted by the streams of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also does not wither. Whatever he does shall prosper. (Psalms 1:1-3)