Tuesday, December 6, 2011
What Fruit Are You Known For?
What Fruit Are You Known For? Once again Jesus is addressing the religious elite, or so they thought. The question today is would Jesus be addressing us in the same manner? There are many people today that attend church and do all the religious stuff but the heart remains cold and virtually unchanged. In this passage the question reveals the answer. A good tree produces good fruit. Why? Or how? By what is on the inside and not the outside. What Jesus is and can do on the inside of you works its way to the outside. That being the fruit of His righteousness. Truth be told our conversation often reveals the reality of the fruit being produced. So, what fruit are you known for? Is it good? Think about it. Blessings! May your heart abound with His goodness and be filled with the treasure of His righteousness. May your conversations be filled with life and produce an abundance of good fruit to the glory of God. Matthew 12:33-37 ESV 33 "Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.34 You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.35 The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.36 I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,37 for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."