The fruit on a tree is not what gives the tree life, but it does indicate the tree is living.
19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. – Galatians 5:19-23
Throughout life, I have learned that the fruit of the Holy Spirit is evidence that I am alive in Christ. I can remember in my life times where my life didn’t produce good fruit; rather, I was consumed with the desires of my sinful nature.
The question for today is simple: Does your life have fruit?
I would encourage you today to examine your life. Pray the prayer of Psalm 139:23-23 which says,
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
Have a great day today! Remember: Life in the spirit produces fruit.
Satan offers fruit in exchange for paradise. Don’t be fooled.