Recognizing the Tree by Its Fruit

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An apple from an apple tree

Lest we become confused…

“No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thorn bushes, or grapes from briers. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:43-45

Transformation Glory

In dying there is transformation

In dying there is transformation


How can life’s difficulties be any more than what they are?
How can trials and heartache be worthwhile?
How can falling down and hurting be uplifting?
Because God promises to use it to bring about transformation in us.
At the root of this hope is the power of the resurrection,
God makes Jesus death become our death.
Dying to self we are raised to share in His resurrection,
And thus partake in His glory.
For now we must hold on to this promise, and our hope in Christ.
Knowing the transformation is hard but so worthwhile.

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:17-18)