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Are you bearing good fruit?

John 15:2 KJB
"Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that
beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit."

Luke 8:14 KJB
"And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth,
and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection."

Matthew 7:17 KJB
"Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit."

Bearing good fruit means continual growth in faith, purity and good works wrought by God in you
through obedience unto His commandment's and precept's taught in the Holy Bible.

Good fruit is goodness.

That same goodness is the salt spoken of in Matthew chapter 5 verse 13.
"Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be
salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men."

When we are new to the faith we are very much still in the world, through the purification
of the Holy Spirit and guidance of scripture we must be "weaned" so to speak from the things of
the world. We must set our minds on doing God's will and not our own.

1 John 2:15-17
"15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world,
the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the
pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."

Some examples/suggestions of bearing good fruit:
alms giving, growing in understanding of scripture, growing in faith/confidence in God
because you are growing closer to Him by doing His will more and more,
doing things less to please yourself and more to please others, reading the word of God more,
purifying yourself by strict obedience unto God, preaching the gospel and truth of this world,
exhorting your brothers and sisters (in lowliness and not confrontational or contentious) to further
good works and understanding of the word and will of God, giving to those who ask

We should all be trying to please God in all that we do, every day.

So I ask you all, are you living for God and His will, bearing good fruit for Him, or are you living for the yourself?

Matthew 7:13-14 KJB
"13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to
destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few
there be that find it."

Matthew 25:30 KJB

"And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

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