“For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.” (Hebrews 6:7–8, KJV)
It’s the Bible, not me. Don’t be mad at me for what’s written there. If you’re not bearing fruit as a Christian, then consider that.
Remember the fig tree. The Lord went to it, seeking fruit. When there was none, he cursed it, and it died. Strange? No. He was warning the people he’d chosen that if they did not repent and begin showing fruit, they too would be judged.
Don’t be so smug. The same warning applies to all of us. Are you saved? Your life should show some fruit of it.
None? You may not be saved.
One of the first tests I usually employ (and I catch trouble for it every time!) is the contention that if you’re saved, you should be able to understand the Bible.
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14, KJV)
Tune in tomorrow for the good news!