Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Like a Tree
The Bible says that, like a tree, you'll know about a person by the "fruit" or results that are produced by their actions and behavior (Matthew 7:17).
You also have to think about where that tree has been growing before you make judgements.
Poor soil (the people and values at home), minimal water and fertilizer (discipline, love, correct teaching, and forgiveness), and storms (problems and challenges) are things that can slow or prevent the growth of fruit in people's lives.
Get to know those people at church or at youth and find out why they're having trouble growing fruit. Instead of labeling them, you'll have more understanding and maybe your love and acceptance will help them start growing fruit! ♥