16 You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?– Matt. 7:16 NLT
We need to remember that everyone, regardless of their lifestyle, bears fruit. Wrong thoughts, motives and actions produce bad fruits. Right thoughts, motives and actions produce fruits for the Kingdom. When people observe our lifestyle, what kind of fruit do they see? If we are to produce the kind of fruit that Jesus wants us to produce, we must get our sustenance from the True Vine. Stay connected to Jesus by daily prayer, Bible reading, meditation, and singing praises. Then, we can be sure that we will produce good fruit and our actions will draw people to Jesus Christ.
“The Gospel has come to you because it’s on its way to someone else.” – Anonymous
[…] “Or Figs From Thistles?” […]
James had a similar admonition regarding the tongue. “Can clean water and dirty water both flow from the same spring? Can a fig tree produce olives or a grapevine produce figs? Does fresh water come from a well full of salt water?” (James 3:11-12).
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