Hello, friend! Good roots bring good fruit! The finger or "straw-like" things on the bottom of a plant or a tree that burrows deep into the ground to give it support, nutrients, and a good foundation are the roots. If someone's actions are not nice, it is a "root" problem, not a "fruit" problem. People's hearts are what Jesus cares or looks at. The heart is where it all begins and ends If a person is not grounded in Jesus' love then they will bear bad fruit. In Matthew chapter 7 verses 17-20 God tells us that there are two types of "trees" or people. Good and bad- he means there are people who are trusting in Jesus and the ones who aren't. NO ONE is good by themselves. Only if we are grounded in Jesus' love can we bear good fruit or do good in this world.
Don't be fooled, some people say they are Christians, but their actions don't match up to what the Bible says. In Matthew it says we will know them by their fruits. If people are ugly to people then they are probably not trusting in Jesus. The Holy Spirit strengthens our inner person and when our roots are grounded in Jesus' love then we can thrive! Being good shouldn't be our focus... but being grounded in Jesus' love and in His WORD should be. That is when the good fruit comes... and it is not for us, but for people around us!
The fruit of the spirit... love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self control are all given to us at salvation through the Holy Spirit. Spreading out our roots in God's love will keep us healthy spiritually and help us to grow more than we could ever know possible. He is good!
Ask big questions, because we have a BIG GOD! This series of 52 video blogs is geared towards kids to know the WORD, Jesus!