Watch for the FRUIT People Produce
These are signpost verses from Jesus, directing us to pay attention to the FRUIT people produce through their words and actions. What does the heart produce?
You brood of snakes! How could evil men like you speak what is good and right? For whatever is in your heart determines what you say. A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.â€ (Matthew 12:34-37 NLT)
â€œA good tree canâ€™t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree canâ€™t produce good fruit. A tree is identified by its fruit. Figs are never gathered from thornbushes, and grapes are not picked from bramble bushes. A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart. (Luke 6:43-45 NLT)
Dear God: Form my family and I into bountiful fruit trees which serve you, your Son, and your Holy Spirit in all we do.