Proofs in the Pudding

Proofs in the Pudding
Proofs in the Pudding

You ever heard the term, “Proofs in the Pudding” or even Push or Bump into a person and their true colors will show? Can you as a Christian withstand the test? Did you know that if you are a Christian you should show fruit? That is because if you are a Christian you are abiding on the vine. See John 15:1-5. If you don’t bare fruit, you may want to examine your relationship with Christ. Christ is our strength. Anything good in us should be Christ!

Most of these fruits come from the Fruit of the Spirit. (See below list)

  1. Love
  2. Joy
  3. Peace
  4. Forbearance (or Patience)
  5. Kindness
  6. Goodness
  7. Faithfulness
  8. Gentleness
  9. Self-Control

The Bible tells us we will know a Christian by their fruit and we will also know the false teachers too by their fruit. See Matthew 7:15-23.

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

We cannot judge either, Matthew 7:1, but we can use the Bible for correction and reproofing fellow Christians. 2 Timothy 3:16-17.

16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Also keep in mine the plank in your own eye, we all have faults too. See Matthew 7:3-5. Also see Romans 16:17-18, 1 John 4:1 as well.

You can read about each of those fruits by clicking on each one above, the fruits of the spirit are found in Galatians 5:22-23. This blog post has been on my heart for a bit and now I am sharing it with you.

Do you have an Activity Fruit, you go and share Christ.You want to see growth in the kingdom of God by telling others about Jesus. We must be ready or eager to share the Gospel of Christ. Do you have Obligation fruit, you owe it everyone else to share Christ to them. Remember Jesus is the remedy for sin. If you had the cure for cancer, wouldn’t you like to share that cure to others? Well sin is like cancer, it will eat you alive and the only cure is Jesus. As fruit we should abide in the vine, Jesus is that vine. If we do not abide on the vine we will not bear fruit. See Romans 1:8-15

About the Author

Author: Steve Patterson

A Christian Blogger that enjoys blogging about the Bible, Theology, God, Jesus Christ, Christian Music, Family, Cats, Odd Holidays, sewing and much more. I have been blogging since 2004, however, I have been blogging on Courageous Christian Father since 2012. I enjoy listening to Christian Music. I am married with 1 daughter, 2 step-sons and a step daughter.

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