Luke 13:6-9 – Then He told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and He went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. 7 So He said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’
1 John 5:1-5 – Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves His child as well. 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out His commands. 3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep His commands. And His commands are not burdensome, 4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
Family if we do no works of God then we don’t know God. Works are the product of God within us. If there is no fruit from within, there is no tree within. If no tree, at least no living one, then within is a barren land. (Such are those who don’t love Jesus) Praise God for Him within us and Him bringing forth fruit from us! Whomever He prunes He changes to bring forth good fruit! (Proverbs 3:12, Hebrews 12:6) And so, we carry out the will of God, as Jesus did (John 6:36), and we know, beyond doubt, that we are His.
He is the Author of The Law and now He lives within us, becoming one with us and thereby we change and are able to, in increasing measure, live out the Law that could never before be lived out by mankind, except for Jesus. What could not be done by us is increasingly what we now do because He lives within. (1 Corinthians 6:11, 1 Peter 1:2) We are spiritually alive because Jesus lives (John 14:19). We once obeyed carnal nature and now we live for Christ and so what we do we do because He lives within. (Acts 17:26-28) It is all by Him and to His glory!
As we live out the commands of God we do because we die and Christ lives. (Galatians 2:20) The example to us is clear, everyone will die, unless Jesus comes first. Our flesh dies but our spirits will live forever. So within us, as we live with Jesus as Lord within, life brings life. Death no longer reigns, Christ reigns. Flesh dies and our spirits become alive and obedient. Oh how wonderful the mysteries of God! Sing praises to God! Praise God!
Psalm 150:6 – Let everything that has breath praise tHe Lord. Praise tHe Lord!
Micah 7:7 – But as for me, I watch in hope for tHe Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will Hear me.
Micah 6:8 – He has shown You, O man, what is good; And what does tHe Lord require of You but to do justly, to love mercy, And to walk humbly with Your God.
Numbers 6:24-26 “THe Lord bless you and keep you; 25 tHe Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; 26 tHe Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.”This entry was posted in Devotion and tagged Acts, Corinthians, Galatians, Hebrews, John, Luke, Micah, Numbers, Peter, proverbs, Psalm by Bob with