Summary: There are two types of trees: fire wood or fruit trees? Do we hold ourselves accountable? You can not keep doing the same things and expect a new outcome?
TWO KINDS OF TREES? WHICH ARE YOU?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF TREES ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE? WHICH ARE YOU? CONSIDER YOUR WAYS?
Matthew 3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Matthew 3:10 (MSG) What counts is your life. Is it green and blossoming? Because if it's deadwood, it goes on the fire.
FIRE WOOD TREES or FRUIT TREES?
The blossom goes before the fruit? No blossoms, no fruit?
HAVE YOU EVER LOOKED AT WHAT KIND OF SEEDS YOU ARE PLANTING...?
Galatians 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Galatians 6:8 (MSG) harvests a crop of weeds. All he'll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God's Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.
WELL, PREACHER, I AM NOT A FRUIT INSPECTED…???
THE HEALTH OF THE APPLE?
Luke 6:44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
Luke 6:44 (MSG) The health of the apple tells the health of the tree. You must begin with your own life-giving lives.
SICKLY OAKS FROM SICKLY ACORNS GROW?
All the mighty oak is? Is a nut that stood it’s ground.
HERE COMES THE COWBOY? REAL LIVE COWBOY?
THERE IS PURE INSANITY TO THINK YOU CAN STAY THE SAME AND DO THINGS THE SAME OLD WAYS AND EXPECT A DIFFERENT OUTCOME.
Years ago I had three vehicles. I had a cow escape the fence area and I was looking for him? I got in a car and searching for that cow. It was cold and the ground was very, very wet. I saw the black angus in the neighbor’s field. So I drove over to get the cow. Real live cowboy here? I went through a low spot and the car sank to the axle.
I walked home and got a chain and another car and returned to get the car and the cow? I hit that low muddy spot and wow, the car buried to the axle. Now there are two cars stuck and a loose cow?
No problem, I walked back home and got my other car and a longer chain. I hooked on to the second car, and would you believe it, I am stuck in the mud. If you keep doing the same thing, why would you expect anything different? I got out and looked all three cars deep in mud and I THINK THAT COW WAS LAUGHING AT ME?
I walked about a ½ mile and knocked on the neighbor’s door. I asked him if he could get the JOHN DEER out of the barn and help me, I am stuck in the mud. He said of course and we went to the barn and got the green tractor and headed to the field.
He was laughing as we pulled up to see all three of my cars buried to the axle in the mud. I looked over to the cow and told that dumb old cow to quit laughing at me. I attached the chain and we pulled the car out to higher ground. We returned and I hooked the chain to the second car and pulled it out to our drive way. Then we returned and got the third car out of the mud and pulled it to the road.
We did not have to return to get the cow, the cow watched us and as we were leaving and the cow followed us home.
WHY WOULD A COWBOY GET IN SUCH A MESS? I heard my neighbor was telling everyone at the local country store about that preacher and his three cars in the mud? They teased me for some time? HERE COMES THE COWBOY? I want to be a COW MAN? NOT A COW BOY? The farmer did give me some advice for the next time. He said: PUT SOME CORN IN A BUCKET and walk to the cow and when the cow sees the bucket, he will follow you home without getting stuck? I TOLD HIM THAT WAS A BRIGHT IDEA! He said: I have been there done that? I said: THREE CARS, he said: NO, I LEARNED ON ONE?
CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES. GET OUT YOUR APPOINTMENT BOOK? ARE YOU BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN YOU? ARE YOU BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN YOUR FAMILY? CAN YOU SEE THE NEED TO CHANGE?
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: