Let us not grow weary
for it is almost harvest time!
We know we reap what we sow.
If we sow the seed of the Spirit
then the fruit
of the spirit will be seen.*
With gentleness and patience
we encourage one another.
Love, peace and generosity may
picked in abundance from
our tree of life.**
But, if we sow the seed for
the tree of knowledge of evil;***
choosing to stand above
others boasting with
competition and envy,
then corruption forms
at the foundation
My children, bear up
the burdens of your neighbor!
Pray for the renewal of your
minds and discernment in the spirit!****
As Jesus said, "You shall know them
by their fruits."*****
Brothers and sisters,
may we walk arm in arm
with bushels of fruit
feeding hungry hearts!
*Galatians 5:22,By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,23.gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. 24.And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25.If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit. 26.Let us not become conceited, competing against one another, envying one another.
Galatians 6:1.My friends, if anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness. Take care that you yourselves are not tempted. 2.Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3.For if those who are nothing think they are something, they deceive themselves.
**Proverbs 3;13.Happy are those who find wisdom, and those who get understanding, 14.for her income is better than silver, and her revenue better than gold. 15.She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. 16.Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. 17.Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. 18.She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called happy.
Proverbs 11:30.The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, but violence takes lives away.
***(amplified)Genesis 2: 9And out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight or to be desired--good (suitable, pleasant) for food; the tree of life also in the center of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of [the difference between] good and evil and blessing and calamity.
Revelation 2: 7. He who is able to hear, let him listen to and give heed to what the Spirit says to the assemblies (churches). To him who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant to eat [of the fruit] of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
****Romans 12:1.I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.2. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God--what is good and acceptable and perfect.
*****Matthew 7:14.For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it. 15."Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16.You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17.In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19.Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20.Thus you will know them by their fruits.