Bible Study Plan 2019
Today we read:
-Food for thought day 67-
• Mark 12:38-40
Many of a time we follow people because they stir up our emotions with their statements. A good tree is known for the fruits it produces. The only reason to follow someone should not be based on the things we receive from them or their nice speeches; it should be based on the fruits of righteousness that they display in their personal lives.
“And in [the course of] His teaching, He said, Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and [to get] greetings in the marketplaces [public forums], And [have] the front seats in the synagogues and the chief couches (places of honor) at feasts, Who devour widows’ houses and to cover it up make long prayers. They will receive the heavier [sentence of] condemnation.”
The above scripture speaks of people who are supposed to practice what they preach and lead the pathway for others to follow. However they themselves are trapped by their own preaching.
The Bible says: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you dressed as sheep, but inside they are devouring wolves. [Ezek. 22:27.] You will fully recognize them by their fruits. Do people pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? Even so, every healthy (sound) tree bears good fruit [worthy of admiration], but the sickly (decaying, worthless) tree bears bad (worthless) fruit. A good (healthy) tree cannot bear bad (worthless) fruit, nor can a bad (diseased) tree bear excellent fruit [worthy of admiration].”
Therefore God gave us a mind of our own to think. We must learn to look at the fruits of the people before we follow them.
Nowadays many follow people without taking a closer look at their fruits.
Be wise, let no one deceive you. A man is known by his fruits.
Be not deceived!
Many blessings in Jesus’ Name!
Think and Act!!!