Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Advent Day 17- December 13, 2011 Tuesday
Matthew 7:15-20 15 “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. 16 You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. 18 A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. 19 So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. 20 Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.
-Many people will bring a real tree in their home to celebrate Christmas. Depending on how long you have had it up, my guess is needles are being lost at a rapid rate. The tree looks beautiful with the lights and the ornaments, but truth is it is no longer a good tree. It will never produce any life, ever again.
-I look a people's actions more than what they say. Many people can talk a real good game, but I want to make sure their words are not beyond their actions. No one is perfect and I don't expect them to be. But no one should speak words that their actions do not backup. I can't hear you talking, you're actions are too loud.
-Jesus lived what he spoke. He empowers us to do the same.