Have you ever encountered someone in your life who was good to you in every kind of way?
Well we have in the last few months. This person was caring, nice, sympathetic, generous, gentle, thoughtful, compassionate, kindhearted, considerate and charitable to us. Although he did have some bad manners at the eating table and out in the general public loudly I might say. Yes he is in our family!
Well as time went on the truth surely came out like a bomb one day when this man made his request on us. The shock of it was very hard to deal with and totally unexpected. I have to say it made me so mad that I might have been very close to losing control in a much worse way than I did. We are stronger now from that period of time in our life’s and have forgiven him and put it all behind us and moved in a different direction and he should do the same.
15“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
16“You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?
17“So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.
18“A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.
19“Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20“So then, you will know them by their fruits.
21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.
22“Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’
23“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’
24“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
25“And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.
How Is the Christian Different?
- The Christian sees through kinder eyes-like Jesus.
- He gives from a bigger heart-like God.
- He speaks with a purer tongue-like Christ.
- He serves with more willing hands-like Jesus.
- He walks with a greater faith-like his Lord.
- He loves with agape love-like the Father in heaven.
- He thinks with a spiritual mind-like Christ.
- He sees the needs of others with a compassionate view-like Jesus.
- He heals the wounds of others with love-like the Master.
The Christian is different only when Jesus rules his life.