A Study on Discernment

The Fruit of Your Labor

As we discussed yesterday, our perpetuation of sin is work. The Bible teaches that our labor always produces fruit. That’s what I want us to consider today.


John 15:1-8

Matthew 7:15-20

Points to Ponder

  • The key to bearing much good fruit is to stay connected to the Vine.
  • A bad tree cannot produce good fruit.
  • Jesus had much to say about bearing fruit. See Luke 13:6-9; Luke 8:4-8, 11-15; Matthew 13:1-23; Mark 4:3-20.
  • In his letter to the Romans, Paul tells us clearly what kind of crop we can expect from the works of the flesh. (Romans 7:5; Romans 8:6).

Something To Think About

How are you making sure you stay connected to the Vine? Take some time to consider, are your works producing a greater abundance of good fruit or bad fruit?

© 2012 Sandra Bivens Smith

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