But His delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law He meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.
God promises that those who make His word the focus of their lives will produce spiritual fruit.
Psalm 1 describes a person who “delights in” or makes the Word of God their priority. When you build your life on the word of God, you become like a tree that produces good fruit.
You can judge the condition of a tree by the fruit it bears. A healthy tree produces fruit. A healthy tree produces quality fruit and a large quantity of fruit. Spiritual fruit becomes the natural result of the person with an active walk with God.
There are two types of spiritual fruit God is growing in your life.
The Fruit of the Spirit. As you delight in God’s Word, He grows the fruit of the Spirit in your life. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control all grow in your life as you follow Christ. These spiritual fruit grow as a natural result of your fellowship with Christ. You can’t work on being more patient or having more joy. However, when you build your life on the Word of God, these fruit naturally become evident in your life.
The Fruit of changed lives. A fruitful tree produces fruit for multiplication. Every apple contains the power to grow multiple apple trees. Each apple tree grows enough apples to produce hundreds of trees. As you delight in the Lord, God uses you to draw others closer to Him, multiply the kingdom of God, and bring others to Christ. Jesus promised to make you His witness and use you to expand the kingdom of God.
The Psalmist said you would be like the tree that produces fruit in its season. This means the tree produces fruit when it should. It doesn’t have to work and strain to produce the fruit; it’s part of the natural process. Likewise, as you delight in the word of God, you will naturally produce spiritual fruit on God’s timetable.
Look at that promise again.
But His delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law He meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers. – Psalm 1:2-3
Make these confessions.
I am a fruitful Christian.
God is growing the fruit of the Spirit in me.
God is using me to expand the Kingdom of God.
The fruit of my life are the changed lives of those around me.
I produce spiritual fruit according to God’s schedule.
In Jesus’ Name,
Spiritual fruit is an indication of your spiritual health. God promises that you will be fruitful as you delight in His word.
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