Bad Fruit

Bad Fruit

There are 17 works of the flesh mentioned in the Bible. These are quite the opposite from the fruits of the spirit. as it tells us in the book of Matthew, we are known by our fruits and a good true cannot bring forth evil fruit nor can an evil tree bring forth good fruit.

“Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them” (Matthew 7:16-20).

These are the works of the flesh;

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God” (Galations 5:19-21).

Adultery “sex between a married person and a person who is not their husband or wife” (Adultery, 2006, p.10).

Fornication “Greek pornéia; harlotry (adultery, incest), idolatry” (Pornéia, 2008,p.2224).

Uncleanness “Greek akatharsia; impurity physical or moral” (Akatharsia, 20008,p.2053).

Lasciviousness “Greek aselgeia; filthy, wantonness; syn. asotía; wastefulness and riotous excess” (Aselgeia, 2008,p.2081).

Idolatry “Greek eidololatreia; image-worship” (Eidololatreia, 2008,p.2116).

Witchcraft “the use of evil magic powers” (Witchcraft, 2006,p.807).

“And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers:” (Micah 5:12).

“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.” (1 Samuel 15:23).

Hatred “very strong dislike, hate” (Hatred, 2006, p.318).

Variance “Greek eris; a quarrel, wrangling: contention, debate, strife” (Variance, 2008, p.2140).

Emulations “Greek zelos; zeal, envy, jealousy” (Emulations, 2008,p.2147).

Wrath “Greek thumos, noun thúo; violent commotion of mind, indignation, anger, (inward feeling).” (Wrath, 2008,p.2153)

Strife “angry or bitter disagreement” (Strife, 2006,p.693).

Seditions “Greek dichostasia; disunion, dissension, division” (Seditions, 2008,p.2109).

Heresies “Greek hairesis; properly a choice, a party, disunion, sect; noun hairéo; a chosen way of life, discord” (Heresies, 2008,p.2051).

Envyings “wish that you had the same possessions or opportunities as someone” (Envyings, 2006,p.229).

Murders “kill someone unlawfully, having planned to in advance” (Murders, 2006,p.452).

Drunkenness “Greek methe; intoxication” (Drunkenness, 2008, p.2185).

Revellings “Greek komos; carousing, rioting; syn.Greek kraipale; giddiness caused by overindulgence in wine” (Revellings, 2008, p.2177).

As you examine yourself, do find any of these things within you? A good tree cannot produce evil fruit.

Reference:
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