fruitI travel around the beautiful state of Montana for on my job. I enjoy taking pictures of beautiful or unusual things along the way.  At one of my stops, there were quite a few bushes around covered with small ripe plumbs.

I spotted this one off in an area by itself.  When I saw this little bush, I though it had a very spiritual concept behind it.

Its job is to bear fruit.  Not to look pretty, or hang around other bushes that are bearing fruit, but to do what it was created to do… Bear Fruit!

In our walk with the Lord, do we bear fruit?  Is it our life purpose to bear fruit for the kingdom?  Or, do we like to look pretty, hang around those that also look pretty… even in church?!

15“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

Matthew 7:15-20 (NIV)

What kind of fruit are we producing?  Do we live our lives like the false prophets, full of show, but inwardly dead? Or are we bearing good fruit for the kindom?  Are we the real thing? Or when it is all over, will be be thrown into the fire?

– John

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