Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Chuck Colson's Fruit

I tend to think of producing fruit for the Lord as doing things for Him. But the bible defines fruit as nothing like that. It defines fruit as character qualities such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).

Chances are, Chuck Colson recently heard those words that all Christians want to hear from their Lord, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”  But he didn’t necessarily hear them because of his works even though his works were great. He heard them because of the motivations for his works—love and kindness for people.

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