MAKE THE TREE GOOD

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 12:33 KJV “Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit”.

In Matt 12:32-38 The Lord Jesus spoke about men, the words that proceed from their mouth and the fruit they bear in their lives. He made reference to this in relation to trees. He said a tree or a man is known by the fruit he or she bears. He made it clear that, what a man treasures in his heart, determines what he or she would bear. Mat 12:35 KJV “A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things “. Each person is modeled after what he treasures in his heart. How can a man make himself good?  He or she must treasure good things in his heart.

One way to do this is through meditation. 1Ti 4:15 KJV Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. The preceding verse states two stages that results in a profitable life. They are as follows.

1 Meditate on the word of God

2 Give thyself wholly to the word.

The result is a profitable life that will appear unto all. Meditation in the Christian context is very different from that of the oriental religions. In our form of meditation, it is a way of giving attention to the word of God. It starts with silently, focusing on the word, reflecting over it, then muttering the scriptures to yourself over a period of time. It culminates in speaking the scriptures loudly to yourself. In this way you flood your heart and mind with the word.

The next action is to treasure the word in your heart, and to yield your being to the word of God. Love and practice the word. If you would do these things you would influence your actions to yield good fruits. This would bring your way various level of blessings. Your life will take an upward turn. Dear brother or sister, you can do something about your actions and your general output in this life.

CONFESSION

I am a good tree with good fruits to bless the lives of many. I meditate on the word. I yield my whole being to the word of God. My life is a bundle of success and I dispenses God’s blessings all around.

FURTHER STUDIES

Joshua 1:8 KJV “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success”.

Psalms 1:2 KJV “But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night” .

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