What is good fruit?
Fruit = actions, deeds, praises, and to make a harvest of eternal life “fitted souls to obtain eternal life”
We are created to make a joyful noise to the Lord.
Psalm 98 - Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
We are called to make a feast for the poor.
Luke 14: 13-14 "But when you give (make) a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”
In everything, we are to do it as unto the Lord.
Collosians 3:23 "And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,"
These "do’s" mean two different things
The first do means make, and the second do means work or produce.
So we should actually read this verse like this:
Whatever you make, produce it heartily, as unto the lord and not to men.
Everything created should bring glory to god; not drawing attention to one’s self but drawing attention to him.
Matthew 7:12 "Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets."
Try reading it like this: Therefore whatever you would want men to make for you, make it also for them.
Because he created us to make good things, he is against those who make evil.
1 Peter 3:12 - "The face of the lord is against those who make evil."
evil = anything troublesome, destructive, not as it ought to be
What if you do something that isn’t necessarily a “sin” but is destructive to your future?
The definition of evil here is: something that is not as it ought to be.
If you go against what God desires for you life, you are doing something that is not as it ought to be.
Anything that he doesn’t desire for your life is evil.
Being a doctor might not be evil for someone else, but if God has called you to be a teacher it is evil for you.
Not only is it evil for you, but it is evil for the people who your life is called to have an impact on.
We are created, to create his will.
He gave a choice.
We can choose to create good or evil.
We can choose to create his ultimate perfect plan as the master and designer, or we can choose to create things not as they ought to be.
We can create his desires or create our desires.
The choice is yours.
What will you create?