Re:Verse reading–Luke 3:1-20 (day five) What is an indicator of a repentant and forgiven heart? What evidence is there for a soul and life that claims to follow Christ and His Word? It has been the same throughout scripture. FRUIT. Look at John the Baptist’s words, “Therefore bear fruits in keeping with repentance“. In the Old Testament, “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.” Jesus’ teaches later, “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit”.
John the Baptist gives a good description (evidence) of what fruit looks like: love and kindness (vs. 11), honesty and integrity (vs. 13), respect/regard for authority, and contentment (vs. 14). Can we point to fruit in our lives of repentance and forgiveness?