In order to use some of the links on this page it is necessary to enable Javascript.

skip to main content, skip to site links, or skip to search

Links to Bible Verses or third party sites will open in a new window.

Jude Ministries Logo Header

Site Search

 

Related Studies

2 Timothy

Cults and World Religions

NeoTheism

The Bible

Contending For The Faith

Discipleship

Prophecy

 

Opens in a new window

 

 

 

Abiding Fruit

Fruit

Matthew 12:33
Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.
NASB

In the final analysis, the fruit we are to produce is holiness. We are to become holy. We are to develop a Christlike character. When we have this character, we will produce the good works of God.

Philippians 2:1-5
1 Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, beingof one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus

What is the mind of Christ?

It is the mind of God. It is a mind that produces the fruits of God. And the fruits of God is the fruit of the Spirit. When we consider the character of God we realize that fruit is first and foremost an internal attitude or trait. This is the holiness of God. It is this holiness that springs into actions that may be seen by others. The character is the Christian is to be comprised of this fruit of God. And, it is given to every believer!

Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

We are to grow in these internal character traits. This is growing in holiness. Each Christian receives the fruit of the Spirit at his or her salvation. But, we need to develop this fruit so that it causes us to spring into outward action - to produce fruit that the rest of the world may see. Holiness is the fruit to be produced. When have thus grown, we will then be able to produce more tangible fruits for God's kingdom, as we are also commanded to do.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Notice that the good works are prepared beforehand by God for us to walk in them. We do this, according to Jesus, by always abiding in Him, by walking in the Spirit.

 

Top

 

Bible Copyright Information

This page printed from http://www.judeministries.org//details.phptableID=266&studyID=4.

Copyright © 2001-2019 James G. Arthur and Jude Ministries
Jude Ministries Website Privacy Statement
Comments or Questions? Email Us
December 9, 2019

Powered by PHP

Powered by MySQL

Interested in web standards and compliance? You can validate this page at the links below,
but see comments in the Blog (Topic - Web Site) about why some (most) pages will not validate.
XHTML  508 UsableNet Approved (v. 1.2.1.1)    CSS