THE TRUE BELIEVER

January 19

In Matthew 13:23 we see the true believer. Jesus described the ones who never wanted salvation, the ones who cared more about riches and things, and the ones who did not want to be persecuted in previous verses. The true believer is one who understands the message, receives it and responds in believing faith in Jesus (Ephesians 1:13-14). All who believe in Christ produce some kind of spiritual fruit (doing good, sharing, praise, leading others to Christ, etc.).  You may have to look hard but the fruit is there (Mt 7:15-20).  The bible would say if there is no fruit then you have no root. You don’t belong to Jesus.  See also John 15.  I heard someone say if you were arrested for being a Christian would there be enough evidence to convict you?  Something to think about. Do people know you are a Christian and what you stand for?

Matthew 13:23 “But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”

HAVE YOU READ YOUR BIBLE TODAY? HERE IS TODAY’S DAILY BIBLE READING- WWW.HISLOVEMINISTRIES.NET    1/19 –    Genesis 40:1–41:37, Matthew 13:1–23, Psalm 16

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