The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
and the one who is wise saves lives.
The fruit that is produced by a righteous life is more than just fruit. According to the word of God it is an entire tree of life.
How is this so? The fruit of the righteous is fruitful. The fruit of the righteous contains what is required to grow trees, and those trees produces more fruit, which in turn contain seed for more trees. And the cycle of fruitfulness continues.
What is contained in the seed of the fruit of the righteous? The seed for a tree of life. A tree that keeps of producing, keeps of giving life.
In the Garden of Eden there was a tree of life. Eat of that fruit and you would never die. But there is another tree of life. It is the “tree” of the gospel that Jesus was crucified on. His death, burial and resurrection enables us to eat of the fruit of the gospel and inherit His eternal life!
Our calling is to replant the seeds of the fruit from the tree of life. This is the reproducing good news of the kingdom of God, the work of salvation.
That is why he who wins souls is wise. What better return than the reproducing work of the tree of life bearing fruit of eternal value.
PRAYER: Father, I turn to you and ask you to enable me to produce fruit in keeping with repentance. I ask for opportunities to tell people about you and your good news and what you’ve done in my life. In Jesus name, Amen