Thursday, March 12, 2009

What kind of fruit does your life produce?

A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can't produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can't produce good fruit. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions. Matthew 7:17–20{NLT}

Apple trees aren't known for producing oranges. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus took this truth and turned it into a challenging teaching on faith and life. Just as trees are known by the fruit they produce, a person can be identified by the way they live their life. What kind of fruit does your life produce? Does your life exhibit the fruit of the Spirit? What about love of God and love for others? All of us need to do a better job of displaying the kind of fruit God desires. By the gracious presence of the Spirit in our lives, we can live a life that produces such fruit.

From CWO, 10/2007

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