Walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
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Will Rogers quipped, “You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.” Christians often find themselves out on a limb; but wherever we are, we’re to bear fruit. The New Testament writers used the word “fruit” in many ways. Hebrews 13:15 talks about “the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.” James used the word “fruit” to describe our good works (James 3:17). John the Baptist described our changed behaviors as “fruits worthy of repentance” (Matthew 3:8). In Romans 1:13, Paul used “fruit” to describe those coming to Christ under his ministry. In Galatians 5:22, he used the same term for the attitudes that characterize mature Christianity: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,” and so on.
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In all these cases, we can say the word “fruit” describes the demonstrative results of Christian maturity. If we’re growing in Christ, there should be evidence of it. People should see the signs of our Christian faith. The Father is glorified when we bear much fruit.
Are you fruitful?
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
By David Jeremiah.