Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Tuesday, 3 September 2013


“And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so” (Gen 1:11)

"Fruit tree yielding fruit”. Saints are fruit trees yielding all manner of spiritual fruits. An interesting feature in God’s creation is that every fruit tree (saint) had seed in it. All divine virtues and spiritual qualities are called fruits. In Galatians 5:22 we read of the fruit of the Spirit, joy, peace, etc. The ‘seed’ shows the ability to create in others a desire to acquire divine character. Every genuine good character in us should create in others a desire for that character.

It is not enough to be ordinarily humble, holy or patient. These divine traits should be marked in our lives that others are drawn to them. Those who see us should long to be like us.

God did not command the earth to bring forth merely grass and herbs, but also fruit trees yielding fruit. Similarly, God did not merely create man with flesh and bones. but also saints bearing spiritual fruits (divine character) who in turn help in growth of many more saints with divine natures.
– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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