"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."NIV
"Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit."KJV
When the Bible talks about fruit, most often it is referring to the attitudes, actions, and results of a person's life. The Lord has made this concept pretty simple for us. Just as a tree that has bad fruit is in truth a bad tree. A tree that produces good fruit is in fact a good tree. So it is in the spiritual world. If our lives are producing good attitudes, actions, and results, we are in truth Godly and good. Producing good and Godly fruit is directly related to how much we allow the Holy Spirit to rule our lives.
Heavenly Father, we all want to be seen as good. Unfortunately, some of us refuse to allow the Holy Spirit to direct our attitudes and actions. Give us Godly hunger to seek the producing of good fruit, not only that we will be seen as good, but that You will be glorified. In Jesus' name, Amen.