Saturday, October 17, 2015

"His Fruits" - 10/17/15 - Matthew 15, Mark 7

Jesus replied, “You, too? Are you being willfully stupid? Don’t you know that anything that is swallowed works its way through the intestines and is finally defecated? But what comes out of the mouth gets its start in the heart. It’s from the heart that we vomit up evil arguments, murders, adulteries, fornication's, thefts, lies, and cussing. That’s what pollutes. Eating or not eating certain foods, washing or not washing your hands—that’s neither here nor there.”(Matthew 15:16-20)

Fruit of self. 

What we really are inside comes out - your fruits can not hide forever. 

God sees all, knows all.  You could go to the grave fooling mankind, but not God.  Some people who are "so good" all their lives, change when older and I sometimes wonder if they are too old to keep up the false cover or they no longer care to hide what they really are. 

Taking the high road - His road - has helped me in the process of letting go, forgiving and moving on.  How thankful I am He has placed within my heart The Fruits of The Spirit and has replaced the rotten fruit inside of me. 
My heart hurts when I am as the Pharisees. 
My heart is overwhelmed by His forgiveness, His grace, His mercy, His Blood, all  which have cleansed me of those rotten fruits.  Only because of Him am I able to confess, repent, and continue striving to be more like Him.  

Vomiting up that which is not of Him - purging me - making me clean. 

Not a very pretty picture.  But if I want my fruit to be of  Him, it is a necessity when walking "in" Him. Much like cutting out cancer to save a life. 

My Fruits are of Him - whom I am deeply, madly, head-over-heels in love with.
I am His.  He is mine.  Forever. 

"Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
 And see if there be any evil way in me,
And lead me in the everlasting way."(Psalm 139:23-24)

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