Fruit Is The Proof

Then Jesus told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. So he said to the worker who tended the vineyard, ‘For three years now, I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and each time I inspect it I find none. Cut it down! Why should it continue to deplete the soil?’ But the worker answered him, ‘Sir, leave it alone this year too, until I dig around it and put fertilizer on it. Then if it bears fruit next year, very well, but if not, you can cut it down……’” “Exert every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.” Luke 13:6-9, 24 NET


Good soil produces fruit. The disciple produces fruit. God expects because God works through His people, fruit. He is continually working to bear eternal fruit. The harvest remains plentiful, but the workers are indeed few. What fruit do we have in our lives? To whom can we identify that has come to saving faith in Jesus due to our work? This is the fruit God is working through us to achieve for His eternal glory. It is the reason the church, of which we are members, has been left upon this earth. What should we do if we are fruitless? Repent and begin to seek God more diligently and the lost more earnestly. The Great Commandment drives the Great Commission. The more we love God, the more we will love our neighbor whose soul is in eternal jeopardy apart from saving faith in Jesus. When we genuinely love people, we will share the gospel with people more earnestly so that all people may escape the fires of hell through the grace of God in Jesus the Savior. Our salvation is free through Jesus but must be earnestly applied to our lives, through our lives, and in our lives so that the work of God in Jesus is glorified among angels, demons, and men. We are God’s means by God’s Spirit through sharing God’s word for exposing men to Jesus, Who, when He is lifted up, draws all men to Himself. We must be far more intentional in being relational with the lost until all we know have heard and believed in Jesus as Savior, even as we petition God in prayer for the salvation of all people and for more of His kingdom to come upon the earth as it is in heaven.

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