TREE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

Matthew 7:16-17 “By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.”

The Scene: The Tree of Righteousness. Its branches exhibit the fruit of the Spirit.

Galatians 5:22-24 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.

Philippians 1:9-11 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in  knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ–to the glory and praise of God.

John 15:16  “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appoint you to go and bear fruit–fruit that will last.  Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in My name.  This is my command:  love each other.”