Hebrews 13: 15
The Word: Hebrews 13: 15 (KJV)
15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
John 15: 2 (KJV)
2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Think about it
FRUIT OF OUR LIPS….
Generally, when we talk about bearing fruits in the Kingdom, few things quickly jump to mind:
1. Bearing fruit of the Spirit – Galatians 5: 22 – 23
2. Bearing fruits of Evangelism – Soul winning
God clearly want us to bear both fruits of the spirit and fruit of evangelism. Actually Jesus mentioned in John 15:2 that any branch that fails to bear fruit shall be taken away by his father. In other words God does not like unfruitfulness. If a believer continues to be unfruitful, then they are being unprofitable and perhaps their opportunity needs to be given to others.
However there is another bearing fruit – It is called the fruit of our lips. Allowing our mouth to bear fruit to God, thanking him for his goodness and faithfulness. In Luke 19: 37 – 41 some people were singing Hosanna to God and blessing Jesus. So the Pharisees asked Jesus to stop these people from blessing him. Jesus’ reply was simple. If the people were to stop singing Hosannah, God can raise stones up to praise him. In order words, if we refuse to allow our mouth to bear fruits of praise to God, It’s easy for God to find replacements. We shall not be replaced IJN. Praising God is a priviledge, It’s an opportunity, It’s an honour. Some others even want to praise God but are not in a medical condition to do so. Today why don’t you let your mouth be fruitful by offering him praises, thanksgiving and worship.
Prayer focus: Thank you Jesus…..
On Prayer: Living life as a thank you – Nina Lesowitz
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