Are you producing the right kind of fruit?

May 25, 2021 by Dr. Jack Graham

“You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.”

–Matthew 7:16-17

There was a question coined a few decades ago that’s a question I think every Christian should ponder. Here it is: If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? In other words, when the world looks at you, do they see just another average Joe? Or, do they know you serve a greater King?

There are so many believers in Christ who are good at playing church. They show up on Sunday, put a big smile on their faces, and play the role of a good Christian boy or girl who has it all together. Yet, when you really get to know them, you find out they’re not living for Christ or doing the will of God.

Now, I’m not just talking about people who are committing sins. I’m also talking about those who are living sinful lives by doing nothing of substance for the kingdom of God. Let me make it clear: Going to church doesn’t make you a follower of Christ any more than going to a garage makes you a car!

If you asked those in your life who see you on a daily basis, would they say they see spiritual fruit in your life? Jesus couldn’t have been clearer that those who are truly His will produce good fruit. So pray and ask God today to help you live a life full of spiritual fruit that would honor Him.

FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST WILL BE RECOGNIZED BY THE SPIRITUAL FRUIT THEY PRODUCE. SO PRAY THAT GOD WOULD LIVE HIS LIFE THROUGH YOU AND PRODUCE FRUIT FOR THE WORLD TO SEE.

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