The Wrong Roots Can Cause Unfruitfulness (Evening)
Matthew 12:33 Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.
The root is the invisible part of the plant but it can be very large, dominating, and creeping all places. Its function is to absorb food and nutrients from the soil in which it is planted. If a plant grows in polluted soil, the growth will be stunted. The plant will grow abnormally and become stunted, if the plant or its fruit is consumed, it can cause a health hazard. For example, vegetables are contaminated by heavy metals such as mercury and lead.
Similar to the roots that no one else can see, only ourselves can know what is the most dominant in our lives. That is the root of our life. Some people do not realize that the root of their life is the love of money. They sacrifice health to chase money, make friends just because they have the motivation to get money, to sacrifice God for money, or even dare to use God’s name to earn money, be careful! For the word of God has said, the love of money is the root of all evil. Some are deeply rooted in the sin of adultery, some are rooted in hobbies, titles or careers, culinary arts, shopping, or otherworldliness things.
If our roots are wrong, it’s not surprising that we can not live fruitfully. Or if it is fruitful, the fruit will be bad. If someone has the right roots, then we can see from the resulting fruit. A person who truly loves and is committed to God, his life will surely be full of God’s presence. There will be a blessing, protection, grace, peace, and joy in his life. He has a meaningful life and becomes a blessing to surrounding him. When we are rooted in God and God is firmly rooted in our lives, then our lives will have glorious fruitful, and full of glory.
WRONG ROOTS make our life UNFRUITFUL, or it can produce BAD FRUIT.
1. What is meant by the wrong root and the wrong fruit?
2. What is the root of your life? What kind of fruit does it produce?
3. What is your commitment to be more and more firmly rooted in God?
“Dear Father, guide each of us so that we may continue to be firmly rooted in You so that our lives can produce true fruit and be a blessing. In the name of the Lord Jesus, we have prayed. Amen.”