“Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.”
Memory Verse: “Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so.” Genesis 1:24
Very often, people wonder why certain things happen in life the way they do and sometimes we spend majority of our time searching for answers in the wrong places when really, a bulk of what we go through in life are consequence of our own actions and that of our past generations.
The story of David and Bathsheba is one which a lot of people can relate to in the bible. The consequence of David committing adultery and sinning against God did not only affect him, his sins also decided the future of his unborn children “Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me, and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’ Thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, I will raise up adversity against you from your own house; and I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun.” II Samuel 12:10-11.
Because of the decision that David took, the curses placed on him began to come to pass during his lifetime but not as much as it impacted his children’s generation. The father sinned but children paid most of the price.
Many of us do things in secret but because the world does not see, we assume it’s all good and we can continue to live as normal. Even as Christians, playing hide and seek is becoming common and though the world might see Christians as perfect, living according to God’s commandments but God sees more than the outward appearance and display, he sees the inner man, the heart and all that’s done in secret; so when we begin to reproduce, we then produce just like our own kind.
The fruit you produce is who you are. Solomon was like his father David; they both fell because of adultery. It’s important to start looking at things from the inside to understand why certain things happen in life. Who are you really?
The law of reproducing after our kind still stands and it’s been there from the very beginning but we don’t have to reproduce after our past generations.
The blood of Jesus has redeemed us and is able to cleanse us from that which we have unknowingly inherited but our own sin is able to then put us in a new type of bondage and even impact the lives our children.
We are no longer slave to sin and can change the type of fruit we produce but we have to make the change in our lives first and then only can we produce good fruit for coming generation to reap the benefits instead of the curse and sufferings.
We should all study our salvation with fear and trembling, be an example to others around us, lay good legacies and understand that God who will judge all, sees all. Absolutely no one is perfect, but let’s all work and walk daily towards that goal of perfection, one which God who created us has called us to.
Not just for our today, but also for our tomorrow and generations to come.
- Father I thank you for another day full of your blessings
- Thank you for keeping me safe sound and joyful
- Help me Lord from today to live a good life and legacy for my generations to come
- Help me to be a good example unto others in everything I do
- Help me to live a good life worthy of your calling and help me to live above sin
- Forgive my sins o Lord and remember my iniquities no more
- Have mercy on me O Lord and receive my sacrifice of praise, IJMN, AMEN.