Ginrich's Devotional Blog

October 17, 2011

Be Fruitful

Ge 1:28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground. ”

After God created mankind He told the to:

1        Be fruitful

2        Multiply

3        Replenish the earth.

4        Subdue the earth.

5        Have dominion over every living thing on earth.

His first command was to be fruitful.  Mankind is to be fruitful in each area of our God-image nature.  We are to be fruitful physically, spiritually and mentally as we multiply, replenishing the earth and subdue the earth through our dominion over it all.  Fruitful physically entails taking care of our physical body so it can be a healthful and energetic house for God’s Holy Spirit.  Being fruitful spiritually means to keep our spirits united with God’s Holy Spirit and continually grow in the fruits of His Spirit.  Being fruitful mentally entails a continued renewal of our minds thorough Bible study, prayer and meditation.  Our question is are we being fruitful in each one of these areas?  We need to take time and ask God where our fruitfulness is lacking and discipline ourselves to His direction to grow fruits in these areas.  How is your fruit doing?

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