Monday, March 7, 2005


The Gospel of Luke   Fruit   Luke 6:43  For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.   Every tree brings forth fruit after its kind. An orange tree makes oranges, a mock orange has orange looking blossoms, but no fruit. A persimmon picked too soon make you pucker, with a bad taste. Each after it's kind. 
Luke 6:44  For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.   We do not look for fruit from the wrong kind of trees. Nor should we expect truth from a liar.
Luke 6:45  A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.   The heart? Is it the heart of God? A heart sanctified and holy? The heart of Jesus, the dwelling place of his Spirit? Or is the heart evil, full of the fruit of the old man and the devil?   Just as Jesus came from His father and was of a like mind. So we are of His Spirit, if we have the mind of Christ. You shall know a man by his fruit. The fruit of his lips; words to build or to destroy. The fruit of his life, good works or bad. Is God master of his life or self? You know them by their fruit.   Luke 16:10  He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
Luke 16:11  If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
Luke 16:12  And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
Luke 16:13  No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Luke 16:14  And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
Luke 16:15  And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.


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