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.Matthew 7:17-18
Have you ever heard the lyrics “you will know they are Christians by their love”? These lyrics really pinpoint what it means to be a Christian. The evidence of our Christianity is in the fruit we bear. It is in the goodness that we show others. It is in the patience we have with those around us. It is in the love we give to our neighbor and even our enemies. It is in the peace that we have in our hearts that allows us to get along with others. A good tree will produce these kinds of fruit. A Spirit filled life that is following the Lord will produce the fruit of the spirit. A bad tree, however, will produce bad fruit. It cannot produce good fruit. It is difficult to find good fruit from a tree that is not rooted in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Which tree describes your life? Are you a good tree that is following after the Lord? Have you planted yourself in Him and Him only? Or are your roots shallow and easy to destroy? Root yourself in him and you will find all of these fruits.
A Prayer to Remember
May my life produce good fruit. May I be rooted in you so that others see the good fruit in my life. Amen.