We all produce fruit in our lives. God's word makes it clear that there is good fruit and there is bad fruit. “A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.” Matthew 7:17-20
So, how can I be certain to always produce good fruit? Jesus says, “Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:4-5 NLT
Here is the good news as children of God we have the Holy Spirit within us that produces good fruit as we live life in the spirit. “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!.....Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.”
Galatians 5:22-23, 25 NLT
Walk in the Spirit today.
Bro. Joe Metts