Fruit or No Fruit?

 

 

” Produce fruit in keeping with repentance” Matthew 3:8
When the Pharisees and the Sadducees came to out to where John was baptizing he looked at them and called them a “brood of vipers.” Yikes! He clearly was pointing out that for all their so called religious repentance, they were just putting on a show with no real intention to change!
Let’s stop and think about this. Do we come before the Holy of Holies, the Throne of Grace and Mercy and seem to sincerely repent of our sins but in the end there is no change?  No change of the way we think, or of our lifestyle that may or may not bring honor to Jesus?  Selah!
May I challenge you to read Matthew 3: 9-12 also? Being baptized with the Holy Spirit and Fire leaves no room for shallow repentance of sin.
Many of us don’t take time to read God’s Word each day.  I wonder if it is the “fear of the mirror”… His Word reveals not only who He is but who we are.
My Prayer: “Father forgive me for the times my repentance of wrong thinking, attitudes, or behaviors has been shallow and fruitless. Help me Holy Spirit to produce the fruit of repentance which is genuine willingness to change! In Jesus powerful name I pray.” Amen

    

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