October 14, 2015

Matthew 7_20

Matthew 7:13-21

Did you ever hear of the lovely legend of the three trees that grew near the manger – the olive tree, the palm tree and the fir? The olive made an offering of its fruit and the palm of its dates. The poor fir, having nothing to give but worship, raised its boughs in adoration and the angels hung stars on its branches. The legend portrays the fir tree as a loving witness unto the new born Savior and Lord.

The world looks at Christians. Do we produce “good fruit?” Is our witness consistent and loving? Do we allow the teachings of Jesus to produce a loving witness to the Savior we say we worship?

Prayer: Lord, help us to bear “good fruit” to your glory. Amen.

Today’s devotion was written by Thomas W. Corbell, Pastor of  Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in Statesville, NC.

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One Response to October 14, 2015

  1. Danny Ward says:

    We bear fruit by our actions. How is that? If we are not fulfilling the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20, we can’t bear any fruit. How do we act at work, are we a witness? What are our actions while driving? There is an old joke, a woman was honking her horn, swearing profusely at the other drivers. A policeman turned on his lights and siren, pulled her over and put her in handcuffs and took her to the police station. After she was cleared of all charges, she approached the officer and asked him why she was arrested. He looked straight at her and said, well ma’am, you have all those bumper stickers saying “Follow Me to Sunday School” “Jesus Loves You” “I Am A Believer” and you were screaming and cussing like a sailor. I just assumed you had stolen the car. So what is your witness. Where is your faith?

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