While studying the book of Matthew 3;1-10, which talks about the fruits meant for repentance and the baptism of Jesus.
I was really baffled when John told the Pharisees that they shouldn’t say we have Abraham to our father because God is able to raise stones who will in otherwords represent man and become the children of Abraham.
We all know God as a loving and compassionate father and sometimes very many Christains take pride in being the children of Abraham leaving behind the necessary traits that makes them true children of God and not just the children of Abraham.
They sometimes believe that being children of Abraham, belonging to a church, knowing the pastor of the church equates to being a true child of God, neglating the good fruits of a true child of God.They keep saying they are children of God and the seeds of Abraham but they don’t have this fruits to really tell who they are.
And even today, amongst many who claim to be children of God a high number of percent pay less attention to the fruits meant for repentance.
Dear friends, from the above verse it’s clear that God is more interested in the fruits you bear than your confession. It’s one thing to cry and wail for repentance and it’s another thing to be a changed person manifesting the fruits of repentance. It is also one thing to claim to be a child of God, it is another to manifest his fruits.
In Mattew 3:10:
10 And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
It tells us clearly that any tree, any one who doesn’t bear good fruits meant for repentance will be hewned down and cast into the fire. This therefore means that every man bears fruits, it can either be bad or good. But being that our father in heaven is an embiodement of light in whom there is no darkness, it’s therefore expected that we bear good fruits. Good fruits that will reveal his light in us, good fruits that will manifests his glory drawing men to his kingdom, good fruits that will lead us to our home of eternal peace and joy. Any man that gives negligence to this good fruits we are commanded to bear will not be able to fufill God’s purpose for his life and will be cast into hell at the end of his life on earth.
This good fruit meant for repentance is nothing but the righteousness and holiness of God, encompassing the fruits of the spirit.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
One day, when our life on earth will over, because we are only temporary beings on this planet. It is only the fruits we bear in our life on Earth that will determine our final aboud, don’t just bear any fruit but rather bear a good fruit to prove to all men that you are what you claim to be, bear a good fruit so that God’s presence will always be with you and at the end heaven at last will be our final abound in Jesus name amen