What is the “fruit” God wants to see from our lives? He is not interested simply in “church
activities,” but in the kind of spiritual fruit that is produced when we are in fellowship with
Too many Christians try to “produce results” in their own efforts instead of abiding in Christ
and allowing His life to produce the fruit.
The fruit tree does not make a great deal of noise when it produces its crop; it merely
allows the life within to work in a natural way, and fruit is the result. “He that abideth in
Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing”
The difference between spiritual fruit and human “religious activity” is that the fruit brings
glory to Jesus Christ. Whenever we do anything in our own strength, we have a tendency to
boast about it. True spiritual fruit is so beautiful and wonderful that no man can claim credit
for it; the glory must go to God alone.
Verse for today; “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it
abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me” (John 15:4).
Also read: Romans 1:13; 6:22; Hebrews 13:15.
Action assignment: Christian character that glorifies God is an evidence of the “fruit of the
Spirit.” Study Galatians 5:22-23. As you daily fellowship with Christ and abide in Him, you
will also glorify Him. Thank Him for this great truth.
WARREN W. WIERSBE