YOU WILL RECOGNIZE THERE FRUITS !!
What are the fruits of which the Lord speaks?
What we make of our lives, how we behave, what we do – In the name of God we do the good, then we are judged, whether we are God’s entourage, or are attached to this world and turn to evil.
Matt. 7: 16-23
16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Do you also collect grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?
17 So every good tree brings good fruit, but the bad tree brings bad fruit.
18 A good tree can not bring bad fruit, and a bad tree can not bring good fruit.
19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20 Therefore you will know them by their fruits.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-restraint.
Throughout our lives we should show our good fruits. Without these good fruits we are not recognized as Christians. It is a perpetual struggle, a never-ending effort to show these fruits, the fruits of the Holy Spirit, which helps us not to faint in our efforts. LOVE as a fruit of the Holy Spirit is magnanimous, tolerant, not judgmental, love does not brag, is not jealous, and turns to those who do not love us. How easy it is to love those of whom we love them. In prayer, we must ask the Holy Spirit to help us love those who hate us, which is a great challenge and effort.
John 15: 4
4 Stay in me and I stay in you! Just as the vine can not produce fruit by itself if it does not stay on the vine, so does not you, if you do not stay in me.
Everything we ask for will be given to us in time when we bring good fruit.
Romans 8: 5
5 For those who are according to the nature of the flesh seek that which corresponds to the flesh; but those who are according to the spirit’s mind seek that which corresponds to the Spirit.
In the renewal of the Spirit, we find our salvation – it is all in the Bible, which enables us to better understand our salvation. This includes resisting daily challenges because the flesh is weak. The distress of evil in daily dealings with the world makes us sometimes – or often – procrastinate, the kick leads us on the wrong path. There we need the restoration of the connection to God, the humble prayer, to find the right way again. This way is narrow, one can easily get away from it, step on the side – there would be the broad road, the us vorgliegelt all, much better, because it can easily be on it – but no, the Christian, who has chosen God strives with joy to stay on the path, which is narrow and narrow, but in the end brings the promise, the fulfillment .. When our heart is pure, we will enter into the kingdom of heaven.
We ask the Lord for the Holy Spirit for protection and help, we ask for the right attitude in faith. In the same way as Christ has overcome evil, we will do it with His help as well !! Let us be confident and hope for the Lord, our Redeemer.
IN CHRIST IS THE FAITH THAT IS EFFECTIVE THROUGH LOVE !!