Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Bearing Good Fruits

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Matthew 3:10 (KJV) “And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire."

Mrs. Jakes: sweetheart, don't you think we should consider that Pastor down the street? The testimonies of those who visited him are really trilling. Don't mind those jobless complainers who are criticizing him, they are just jealous of him, his results are simply amazing. Honey, don't you think we should visit him too?

Mr. Jakes: But sweetheart, this man is known for his sexual escapades, he even tried it with your friend just some days ago, remember? We will not visit him, his results are questionable?

Just like Mrs. Jakes, many are easily deceived. They are carried away by results usually because they want the easy way out of their challenges or because they just cannot differentiate mere fruits from good fruits.

So, what makes a fruit good? Is a man good simply because his life is producing results?

Jesus in Matthew 12:33 (KJV) said “either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit." Hence, a fruit is good if it is produced by a good tree, in like manner, a result is good if it is produced by a good man. How then does a man become good?

Jesus in Luke 18:19 (KJV) said "none is good, save one, that is, God". God alone is good, a man is good if he is born of God and knows God.

It is the fruits or results produced when a man is connected to God that is called good fruits or good results.

Go into today knowing that success for a child of God is not measured by every kind of result but by good results (fruits) alone.

Prayer: Father, I ask that you help me remain connected to you so I can produce good results always, In Jesus’ name. Amen!
—Dr. Emmanuel James

Bible in 1 Year: Luke 21-22 (in today's audio)

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