Bearing Fruit in Every Good Work 🍒🍋🍓🍉🍊🍇🍍🍎🍌
Fruit is delicious when it is ripe, but surely awful when it is not ripe or rotten. It even smells of a dank odor when it is bad.
Some of the best diet food is eating fruit and drinking natural juices to stay healthy and to help lose weight. I want to look at spiritual fruit because it is important for God’s character to shine in our lives on a daily basis.
Paul encouraged the church by praying for them and reminded the people to be fruitful in their actions toward others.
“So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God”,
Colossians 1:10 NIV
God is concerned more about our character than He is our reputation. God’s works do not not necessarily produce good character; but good character produces good works. It takes a long time for good ripe fruit to produce. There’s nothing like fresh ripe summer fruit!🍉🍇🍑🍒
Some of the fruit that God offers is through the Holy Spirit. “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control”. Galatians 5:22-23
Notice that fruit is plural and it’s not fruits. We have access with God to see all the fruit work in our lives.
Good seeds produce good fruit; and bad seeds produce bad fruit. There are times our behavior and actions can be good or bad. For the believer the Holy Spirit lives in us to help us to live a godly life or living right in our world.
We can’t do it on our own. Abiding in Christ who is the true vine is the key to a life of ripe fruit. Cutting off and pruning the old branches of our sinful nature ( Read John 15:1-8).
Allow the Lord to be the fruit inspector of your life today. How do we begin?
- Be real and honest with yourself.
- Confess your sin to God. All the bad fruit. Only between you and God. Simply ask Jesus to live in your heart by faith for new life.
- As a believer ask God’s Spirit to prune you of any bad fruit such as hatred, anger, lust, envy, jealousy, etc. These are works of the flesh. (Read Galatians 5:16-26; Roman’s Chapter 6 and Ch. 8).
- Read God’s Word daily. Even if it’s for a few minutes. “Your Word have I hid in my heart that I may not sin against you” Psalm 119:11
My friend have a great day and safe week. 🍊🍏🍇🍎🍈🍉🫐🍊🍒🍓