Saturday: September 12, 2020
Luke 6:43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Using set notation, we can see two distinct sets ‘good trees + good fruit” and’ bad trees + bad fruit’. There is complete dissociation with no gray areas or overlaps. The reason is simple, some hung we moved the refer to as the trickle-down effect or in plant-terms, the uptake-effect [sorry if you don’t find any of those terms in any botany book, they aren’t supposed to be there. But bare with me]
It is the expected biological process for fruits borne on a tree to contain the elements that are derived from the main stem on which it is attached. Thus, if the normal sequence is followed: from the soil to the roots, to the trunk, the branches and then leaves or fruit, the exact same nutritional profile and mineral composition should be present throughout. If not in exact quantities, they should in the very least be proportionally comparable.
Hence, from the same tree, fruits are almost expected to look alike and be fairly close in taste. That is the first key to recognising of what tree a fruit might be from- the test of the senses. Whenever there is a mixing up, recognition becomes difficult and that is a grave concern in today’s world. It has become significantly tough to tell who belongs to where: to tell which fruit is of which tree because there is a great deal of mixing going on.
The Christian is no longer identifiable because we are trying really hard to produce a mixed bag of fruits when only one kind should be evident in our lives – the kind that draws its nutrition from the vine called Christ. That trickle down or uptake effect should lead to the expression of “good fruit” in our lives because the tree to which we are meant to be attached, is a good tree.