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Saturday, March 27, 2010

3/28/10 Luke 6:43-49 By their fruits you shall know them

3/28-Palm Sunday Luke 6:43-49

43 "No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. 44 Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers. 45 Good people bring good things out of the good stored up in their heart, and evil people bring evil things out of the evil stored up in their heart. For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. 46 "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say? 47 As for those who come to me and hear my words and put them into practice, I will show you what they are like. 48 They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. 49 But those who hear my words and do not put them into practice are like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete."

Thoughts: The great irony of Palm Sunday was that so many called him “Lord, Lord” and said, “Hosanna to the Son of David” proclaiming Him as Savior—yet a few days later there were no verbal supporters. Palm Sunday is a proclamation that Jesus is King and the Messiah. It is a reminder that He comes with healing in His wings. But these people were like seeds thrown on the rocks- that sprung up- but because they had no root- soon withered. Too many call Jesus Lord in hopes that He will do something for them, but when He doesn’t act quickly enough- or in the way they want- they fade away. When Christ helps someone, we should respond in faithfulness to Him- even when He is crucified all over again. 

Prayer: Lord, may my foundation be solid, and my roots grow deep. Keep me faithful to you- not just proclaiming you Lord, but following you as Lord.

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