"By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?" NIV
"Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? KJV
We live in a world where so many people say they are Christians and say they serve God. We are given a way to recognize those who are truly children of God and those who are just claiming to be. The spiritual fruit they produce will tell who it is they follow. Even more important, the fruit we produce will tell who we really follow. Can we see the fruit we are producing? Are we producing fruit at all? It will tell if we are truly His or not.
Heavenly Father, you have given us all we need to live Godly lives and to be productive for your kingdom. Help us to produce the fruit of righteousness so that you will be glorified and we will be recognized as your true children. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC