Ginrich's Devotional Blog

January 30, 2014

Artificial Fruit

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

Mt 12:33 “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.

There are two trees in this world. There is the tree of the world and Satan and there is the Tree of Life, Jesus Christ. We are grafted into either one or the other. The tree of the world produces artificial fruit. It imitates all the fruit of God’s Holy Spirit but it is a false imitation. The fruit of love from the world’s tree is self-love. It’s fruit of patience or long-suffering is instant gratification. I’m sure you get the idea. We must be sure we stay grafted into the Tree of Life, Jesus Christ. When we see fruit we must check and be sure it is the real fruit, not the artificial. Satan and the world make the artificial fruit look good and enticing. It is ready for us to take in. The fruit of the Tree of Life takes work. It comes into us as a seed and it is up to us to be sure it is fertilized and watered (see yesterday’s devotion.) Let us be sure to stay grafted in the Tree of Life and not be fooled by the artificial fruit of the world.

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