Today’s Verse: Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise wins souls. NASB
There is often discussion concerning what the fruit is we are to bear as Christians. Is it maturity in the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23)? Is it souls led to Christ (Matt 28:18-20)? The answer is of course yes to both. As we become more Christ like, that is righteous in our lives, people are drawn to that image of Him they see in us. It produces life not only for ourselves but also for others who would come to Him. Have you ever had the opportunity to lead someone to Christ? It never fails to bring me to tears. What a joyous occasion it is when another comes home to the Father’s arms. As we go through lives lived with evangelism in the forefront of our actions and thoughts, we indeed produce a tree of life. Branches lead to others as disciples make disciples. What a glorious work we have the privilege to be a part. It is in this activity that we are truly a part of the Bible narrative. We are writing Acts 29 with our lives and obedience to God’s call on our lives as the saved. Let us not fail to see the end of salvation made available for others and Christ’s righteousness in us as we live out each day. It is a high calling to be part of the tree of life.
May God bless your heart as you seek His.