The Fruit of Salvation

Those who are His have roots that go down into God’s Word (Psalm 1:1-3). They are spending much quality time with Him (John 15:1-5). They have lives that display the nine-fold fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-13). They have surrendered their lives to His control (Romans 12:1). This kind of life expresses itself in worshipful thanksgiving and exaltation of Jesus (Hebrews 13:15). The result is that  others come to know Him and become the “fruit of salvation.” Proverbs 11:30 explains, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” The work of the cross (a tree of life; the tree of life) is evident in the lives of those whom Christ has redeemed and who have been credited with His righteousness. These people become more and more righteous by the work of the Holy Spirit within them. Their lives excite interest and curiosity in others and when these saved ones give testimony to the joy of their salvation, God uses this to win souls. In his hymn, “Make Me a Blessing,” Ira B. Wilson says it well. “Tell the sweet story of Christ and His love, tell of His pow’r to forgive; others will trust Him if only you prove True, every moment you live.” The chorus adds this prayer, “Make me a blessing, out of my life may Jesus shine; make me a blessing, O Savior, I pray, make me a blessing to someone today.” Selah! There are those who will come to the tree of Life when they see the fruit of that tree in our lives.   Ron

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