Is your fruit stoned?
Is your fruit based on stone or repentance?
Could it be that repentance means turning from thinking only of yourself and only of works and thinking instead of others and Love?
These were the most righteous (based on works) people of the day and the ones who had the “Thou shalt not” list tattooed to their eyelids and yet here was some scruffy looking, locust eating, camel hair wearing dude saying,
“You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these very stones God can raise up children for Abraham.” – Matthew 3:7-9
These guys did all the right deeds and said all the right things and they were very careful to observe ALL the laws and rules and regulations and yet “wrath” was coming for them.
Does this have anything to do with why Jesus came in the first place?
Your heritage doesnt matter, your works at keeping the law doesnt matter- ITS ALL WASTED!!
In a word- GRACE
“Fruit in keeping with repentance“ is this- “LOVE ONE ANOTHER!!”
Don’t let your fruit be stoned. Stoned fruit is a terrible thing to see. Just the thought as that is someone TRYING to be holy- Guess what?
They couldn’t do it then and you can’t do it now! JESUS already did it and all you have to do is accept that fact!
It’s not about you it’s about Him!
Care to know more- Ask Him!
God make my fruit about Love this day!