Apr 09

You Will Recognize Them By Their Fruits

20120408-223507.jpgYou Will Recognize Them By Their Fruits

April 9, 2012 Bible Reading

Deuteronomy 33:1-29
Luke 13:1-22
Psalms 78:59-72
Proverbs 12:25

Bearing Fruit

When Jesus tells a parable, I usually have to read it several times to “get it”. The reason is because the parables can be very dynamic. By that I mean the parables can mean several different things. It seems to me that all of the parables have one thing in common though. The parables describe the Kingdom of God.

Take a look…

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. 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?’ “‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.'” (Luke 13:6-9 NIV)

It’s easy to see that God is the owner of the vineyard coming to see what fruit we are bearing as His people, but who is the man that takes care of the garden? That’s Jesus. The man makes an intercessory plea to the owner for the fig tree, just like Jesus does for us to the Father. He steps in and takes our side and defends us.

What makes me sad is how long I spent in my life without recognizing that I’m expected to bear fruit. Now that I know what God expects of me, I cannot wait to see what He uses me for. I know that this blog has the potential to reach a lot of people. I also know that the Bible Study that He asked me to start will be amazing. (must be all of that digging around my roots and fertilizing He’s been doing!) I only wish I would have just listened to him sooner.

Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. (Matthew 7:20 NIV)

When He comes… He will know me by my fruit. I want it to be the best fruit I can produce.

Revolution Bible Study

The Revolution Bible Study is coming Tuesday April 10th at 7pm to the Panera Bread Company at Mullins Crossing in Evans Georgia. I would love to have a cup of coffee and find out your perspective on your daily walk through your year-long journey through the Bible. What kind of revolution are you having?


  1. Jacki Santillan

    I love reading your posts Ryan. I pray God blesses your Bible study. I think you will be amazed! It’s wonderful to see a person truly growing :)

  2. Pop

    Good stuff. Pop

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