Sunday, January 18, 2009

Matthew 7:20

“So then, you will know them by their fruits.” (NASB)


“So then, you will know (epiginosko: recognize, acknowledge, perceive, have knowledge of, to become thoroughly acquainted with - by sight, hearing, of certain signs) them by their fruits (karpos: that which originates or comes from something, an effect, a result).”


So then, you will be able to perceive and evaluate them according to the results that their life produces.


So how does one discern the true Believer from the false? Jesus told us plainly. He stated in black and white terms, good will produce good and bad will produce bad. I encourage you to surround yourself with true Believers, ones that are found to be producing good fruit. Become thoroughly acquainted with their ways, watch them, know them - wisely perceive who you share your life with. We are called to be a Body that has one Head, Jesus, the Christ. All good, Kingdom fruit comes from Him.

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