Good fruit or bad

RE Verse reading–Isaiah 5:1-13, 18-23 (day two)  “He looked for a crop of good grapes, but it yielded only bad fruit”  (vs 2)  Everyone produces something.  Actually, no one is unfruitful.  Good or bad, all of us contribute something to history and the emotional/spiritual environment on this planet.  Sometimes the by-product of our life is criticism or strife.  Sometimes it is love and justice.  The Lord watches what we produce.  He has invested much in us.  He stays involved.  The Bible says that the “fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness. . .”  People not producing this fruit are not Spirit filled.  Flesh has different outcomes.  (see Galatians 5:19-22)  Isaiah and Paul agree on this.  Everyone produces something and what our lives produce indicates our relationship to God.  We should not be deceived.  A good heart does NOT produce bad fruit.  It’s a tragedy–people bearing bad fruit when God offers a different result.  Good news!  A good harvest is still possible.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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