fruit

 

Mark 4:26-29 “26 And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground.27 He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how.28 The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”


Gal 5:16-26 “16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.”


What does a tree do to make fruit?

Is it busy in the fruit making factory for many years? – no
Is it trying it’s hardest to produce a thing out of it’s own power? -no

It is in harmony with it’s creator doing what it was designed to do without thought or intention. Only obeying, only loving in faith of its creator that it is possible to do what is not understood.
my favorite fruit passage:

Luke 8:15 “15 As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience. ” ESV2011

 

An interesting note from the Greek word for bearing fruit comes from Strongs: G2592 karpophoreo (kar-po-fo-re’-ō) v.
to be fertile. {literally or figuratively}
[from G2593]
KJV: be (bear, bring forth) fruit(-ful)
Root(s): G2593

 

Rom 6:22 “22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. ” ESV2011


This fruit that God gives is a gift again to us. It feeds us. Like when someone tells a story about how God helped them. It reminds me how much God helps and has helped me through out my life.

When I give to someone else, the blessing God gives me far outweighs any sacrifice I made. His presence alone far outweighs any and every earthly thing.