Are You Religious or Transformed?
“A tree is identified by its fruit. If a tree is good, its fruit will be good. If a tree is bad, its fruit will be bad. You brood of snakes! How could evil men like you speak what is good and right? For whatever is in your heart determines what you say. A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.” (Matthew 12:33-37 NLT)
God is clearly aware of everything we think and speak. If we claim to be His disciple and yet our mouths are not evidence of that profession, then we are simply religious, not transformed. As Jesus says in this passage, our fruit exclaims what kind of tree we are.
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Rev. Curtis Norris