Luke 6:43–45 (ESV)
and Its Fruit
43 “For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, 44 for
each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. 45 The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of
his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
person’s words and deeds—not appearances—are the true marks of one’s character. In repentance and through the Gospel, the Lord grants you a pure heart, set free from sin by God’s grace.
I pray: Create in me a clean heart, O God, that I might bear the fruit of faith. Amen.