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The Fruit Sells the Tree

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May 20, 2022 8:00 pm

The Fruit Sells the Tree

Our Daily Bread Ministries / Various Hosts

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May 20, 2022 8:00 pm

A nursery owner set out to sell peach trees. She considered various approaches. Should she line up leafy saplings in burlap sacks in a beautiful display? Should she create a colorful catalog picturing peach trees in various seasons of growth? At last she realized what really sells a peach tree. It’s the peach it produces: sweet-smelling, deep orange, and fuzzy-skinned. The best way to sell a peach tree is to pluck a ripe peach, cut it open until the juice dribbles down your arm, and hand a slice to a customer. When they taste the fruit, they want the tree.

God reveals Himself in a wrapper of spiritual fruit in His followers: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22). When we believers in Jesus exhibit such fruit, others around us want that fruit as well, and therefore the Source of the fruit that is so attractive.

Fruit is the external result of an internal relationship, the influence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Fruit is the dressing that beckons others to know the God we represent. Like the bright peaches standing out against the green leaves of a tree, the fruit of the Spirit announces to a starving world, “Here is food! Here is life! Come and find a way out of exhaustion and discouragement. Come and meet God!”

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Hi friends, thank you for joining me for today's reading from Our Daily Bread devotional.

I'm Alisa Morgan. Today's devotional is entitled the fruit sells the tree nursery owner set out to sell peach trees. She considered various approaches should she line up leafy saplings in burlap sacks in a beautiful display. Should she create a colorful catalog picturing peach trees in various seasons of growth at last she realized what really sells the Peachtree.

It's the peach. It produces sweet smelling deep orange and fuzzy scanned the best way to sell a Peachtree is to pluck a ripe peach cut it open until the juice dribbles down your arm and hand a slice to the customer when they taste the fruit they want the tree God reveals himself and a rapper of spiritual fruit in his followers love, joy, peace, forbearance, which is patient's kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control.

When believers in Jesus exhibit such fruit others will want that fruit as well and therefore will seek the source of the fruit that is so attractive.

Fruit is the external result of an internal relationship. The influence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Fruit is the dressing that beckons others to know the God we represent like the bright peaches standing out against the green leaves of the tree the fruit of the spirit announces to a starving world.

Here is food here is life. Come and find a way out of exhaustion and discouragement come and meet God. Today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Galatians chapter 5 verses 22 to 26 but the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and ending each other. Pray Holy Spirit, we welcome you to come into our lives till the soil. That is our hearts and grow their those characteristics that help us to look like you because they look like Jesus in your name. Amen.

Thanks for listening today.

My name is Alisa Morgan. In today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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