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PostSubject: Bearing Fruit For God   Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:00 pm

“So, my brothers, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.” Romans 7:4

At this point in the book of Romans, Paul transitions his teaching about being made right with God (justification) to bearing fruit for God (sanctification). What he wants his readers to know is that we bear fruit through the work of the Holy Spirit rather than through our human efforts of obedience.

What a difficult concept for us to accept! From the time sin began, mankind has been trying to earn his way back into God’s good graces. Every passage and story of the Old Testament pointed God’s people to a Savior who would rescue them, impressing upon them that their efforts to obey would always fall short. But a Savior would come who’d pay their debt once and for all. This is the good news for us, too!

The “fruit” we bear for God—any good works, any kindness shown to others, any attempts to share Jesus’ love—is a delight to Him but is not what saves us. Our law-keeping will not do it either. Only Christ who conquered sin and death can save our souls. And as a product of our salvation, out of profound gratitude to Jesus our Savior, we want to obey Him and show love to others.

Insight: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

Reader's Prayer: Dear God, I want to bear fruit for You. I understand I cannot do this on my own; and that I cannot gain Your favor by doing so. I know I must be saved first...by believing in Jesus and receiving Him as my own personal Savior. In Jesus' Name I pray, Amen

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And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life, he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
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