Matthew 12:33 “‘Either declare the tree good and its fruit is good, or declare the tree rotten and its fruit is rotten, for a tree is known by its fruit.’”
What kind of tree are you? What kind of fruit is your life bearing? A good exercise is to ask yourself a simple question: is my life building up the kingdom of God or tearing it down?
Our lives are not black and white. As Mother Teresa once said, “we are all capable of much good and much evil.” However, if a little of our fruit is rotten, we can cut it out through God’s grace. Be careful that the whole tree doesn’t go past the point where it has to be cut down.
Lord, help me today reflect on how much good fruit is being manifested by my actions. I praise You for helping me to bear good fruit.
How is the fruit that you are given by God building up His people?