Proverbs 12:12, “…the root of the righteous yields fruit”
There are about 269 verses in the bible that talks about fruit. Fruits have always been known as the result of what was done before. If you plant an orange tree, your aim is to get orange fruits when the time is right and so is any other tree that you plant expecting fruits. In the garden of Eden, God had planted trees and they had fruits on them. Adam and Eve were told of the trees they could eat fruits from and the one they could not eat from. God did not just tell them not to eat from it but also gave them the reasons why. There is something about the fruits because they are the outcome, the result of one’s labor. I believe that the fruit is a result of what is happening behind the closed doors, behind the curtains, that which is not seen. If I plant a tree hoping to get fruits, I want to be sure that it’s planted on the right soil, the ground is prepared and that it will have its roots down deep in the soil. As I continue to work around the tree, it will begin to grow and spread its leaves. However beautiful or big the tree might look, I will not be satisfied until I see the fruits.
I am amazed at how some people can call themselves Christians and when you look at their lifestyle, you can’t see any Godly fruits. Too many leaves without any fruit and my first thought, are they planted by His river? how is their roots, Psalm 1:3, “He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper“. You get planted by the river of the living water, your roots will go deeper and deeper as the water provides the nutrients the tree needs that it might bring fruits.
You bear the right fruits, God will prosper you in all that you do. Jesus one time was walking by and saw a tree that should have been bearing fruits, it looked healthily and nice but it was lacking the reason for its existence. When Jesus did not find any fruit on it, He cursed it and the tree dried up. God is interested in us bearing fruit because it shows who we are connected to. John 15:2, “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes it away“. The well spring of righteousness flows from Christ, the Living Water. A believer who has the root of righteousness will “bear fruits worthy of repentance” Matthew 3:8, this fruit is an evidence of growth, it tells you more about the condition of the soil and the roots.
Proverbs 11:30, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise“. People ought to enjoy the fruits from your tree, I remember when God called me into ministry, He showed me that first He would transplant me from a soil I was used to to one I was not. He showed me that my leaves would wither and dry and I would look like I will not make it but that will the beginning of His work in me. The echo of truth revealed that once He was done with me, He would use me for His glory, I needed growth. This was 18 years ago which has come to pass why? the fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, you give life when you give out your godly fruits. You have the fruit of salvation, are you sharing it with someone? The bible says “he who wins souls is wise”.
A believer who continues to bear fruits God will give them grace and strength to bear fruit even in the old age, Psalm 92:14, “They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing“. “Lord help us lay before you the first fruit of our increase, we want tobear the fruit of the Spirit. We want to have the evidence of ourgrowth because Your word says in Mathew 7:16, “You will know them bytheir fruits“. Let people see your fruits and look for fruits in other people’s lives. Have a fruitful day, Evans