Everything that smells, tastes, sounds, or feels good to us is not always good for us! Here are some examples: I had some perfume that smelled wonderful in the bottle. When I sprayed it on, it seemed like my circulation was being cut off! I was allergic to it! In addition, I attempted to get my daily fruit intake by drinking fruit juices! Although they tasted delicious, they were not good for me! The sugar content was so high; I’ve been harming myself!
I need to eat more natural fruit! I guess I was misleading myself because it was comfortable. This reminds me of the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22). Too many people don’t have love, joy, peace, patience, or kindness. We are misleading ourselves; there are no short-cuts! Like natural fruit, it’s only one way to get them. We gain the fruit through the Spirit. The more we eat of this fruit it helps everyone! We can’t go wrong with more peace, etc.
I have heard some of the most beautiful things! They were lies, and they only meant to do harm. It takes careful inspection to figure it out! Matthew 7:16-18 says, “You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit.”
Matthew 7:19-20 adds, “So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.” Remember: The things that we NEED may not always feel good, but they are always for our good! They will will pay off! Proverbs 13:2 says, “A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.”
Will you eat more fruit, which helps everyone? If you are not convinced, read this.