Monday, June 21, 2010


Which came first? the seed or the fruit?
Jeremiah 17
7 "But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
       whose confidence is in him.
 8 He will be like a tree planted by the water
       that sends out its roots by the stream.
       It does not fear when heat comes;
       its leaves are always green.
       It has no worries in a year of drought
       and never fails to bear fruit."
One thing that the Lord has been emphasizing to me is the simple truth that we as his (children/friends/lovers/carriers of himself) are to always be "bearing"good fruit.  I always thought that the word bearing was just to produce.  But, as i looked it up in the dictionary, these are the definitions:  to carry/ to have or display the mark or feature/ be called by /give birth to.
 Genesis 8:22 says it clearly "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease."    
In every season everyone, everywhere, even non-christ lovers, are planting seeds, and getting the results of that seed (good or bad).  But what if the people that can no longer call themselves merely human actually recognize that every word that comes out of our mouths are seeds? Your fruit can either be blessed or cursed, depending on the seed(where it originates)

James 3:10 ESV 

From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

Matthew 7:17

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but the corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

James 3:2-10 ESV  

For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.

(From our mouths)----First the seed, then the fruit.  

It's good to be pauciloquent : Uttering few words, brief in speech

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