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Growing Good Fruit

In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit.  Matthew 7:18 NCV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.When news anchors broadcast to the public, they must represent their station well. 

I remember a situation that happened when I worked for a shopping channel. One of the local newscasters asked another newscaster who worked in the scene shop to do something for her. Because of the notoriety of the newscaster, the person who worked in the scene shop assumed he knew what the other person would be like. But the one didn’t measure up to the unrealistic standards of the other. 

When we see people who are on television every night, we can develop preconceived ideas about them. The same can happen with Christians. When others see how we, at times, act in public, they may get the wrong message from us.

Jesus speaks about trees producing good and bad fruit. When I think about good fruit, I think about my behavior. We need to look at how we represent Christ … how we handle adversity at the checkout counter or at work. I remember times when I blew it and lost my temper at the store and at work.

After the store incident, I became convicted and drove back to the store and apologized. As Christians, our challenge is to produce good fruit so that others can see God in us. The only way to do this is to pray and ask the Lord for help.

What changes do you need to make so you will produce good fruit?

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Ken Ebright

Ken Ebright is a former Minnesotan who lives in Belleville, Illinois. He plays a keyboard, sings in a men’s choir, and does street witnessing.