Text: “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…Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”
Good morning, clear-discerning Christian! Because you spend quality time studying the Word of God contained in the sixty-six canonical books of your Spiritually inspired KJV Bible – you can clearly discern between what is good and what is evil; what actions, words, even thoughts are obedient to the Lord God, and what are not.
Choosing at all times, and to the best of your regenerate ability, to be obedient to God and continually being conformed to the perfect image of Christ Jesus daily - you stand out as being ‘different’ from those around you who are devoid of a similar Spiritually quickened character. Thus, your witness and testimony brings glory to the Lord God Who has redeemed your never-dying soul through His Atonement Sacrifice for you and I at Calvary’s cruel Cross. You do well, beloved Christian, you do very well.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
The ungodly are not so; they too are clearly discerned by the ‘fruits’ of their carnal lives of disobedience and total disrespect for God and the Holy things of God; their chaotic lives of sin and continual disobedience are themselves the fruits of unbelief, and it is a disgrace to even think briefly of what such people are now involved in doing and saying, publicly, day by day. TV writers and actors beware, God is not mocked!
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate (homosexual), nor abusers of themselves with mankind (sexual-perverts), nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the Kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
Obedience and disobedience to God is clearly and starkly defined – we have no excuse if we practice sin against God’s Holiness! God must punish all sin!
Psalm 36: “It is The Song of Happy Service: such a one as all may join in who bear the easy yoke of Jesus. The wicked are contrasted with the righteous, and the great Lord of devout men is heartily extolled; thus obedience to so good a Master is indirectly insisted on, and rebellion against Him is plainly condemned.” (C.H.Spurgeon, Treasury of David, page 174)
“But as He which hath called you is Holy, so be ye Holy in all manner of conversation (entire lifestyle); because it is written, Be ye Holy; for I am Holy.” (1 Peter 1:15-16)
Verse 1. “The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. Men’s sins have a voice to godly ears. They are the outer index of an inner evil. Wickedness is the fruit of an atheistic root. If God be everywhere, and I fear Him, how can I dare to break His laws in His very Presence?” (C.H. Spurgeon, Treasury of David, page 174)
This total lack of fear of the Lord God is manifested continually, in this increasingly apostate 21 Century, by many reprobate writers of television programmes and Hollywood film script-writers. How often do we hear the pure and Holy Name of Jesus Christ being blatantly penned into the dialogue of soap opera dramas and major movie productions as the most gross expletives and swear words! What offence!
This now common practice of uttering Christ Jesus’ Name as a curse-word, linked to the most foul language imaginable, has been perpetrated so much that the reprobate world of the unsaved do not even notice it is happening! Their ears are become deaf to the unholy utterances of Satan’s servants in the television/film industry.
As a contrast: if the name of Islam’s Mohammed were to be abused in this same manner – we would see militant Muslim acts of ruthless terror on our streets!
In such a seemingly short period of ten years, it has become universally fashionable to use the pure and Holy Name of Jesus Christ in the foulest contexts during public viewing times. And it is a long time since I have seen sound Bible-believing Christians being portrayed by this same group of incorrigible sinners as anything other than the crazy geek, or the fanatical religious murderer. What shameful, anti-Christian writings!
“Not having the fear of God before his eyes,” has become inwoven into proceedings in criminal courts. When a man has no fear of God, he is prepared for any crime.” (William S. Plumer 1802-1880)
Verse 2. “For he flattereth himself in his own eyes. God fearing men see their sins and bewail them. Where the reverse is the case, we may be sure there is no fear of God. To smooth over one’s own conduct to one’s conscience (which is the meaning of the Hebrew) is to smooth one’s own path to Hell.” God detests blatant apostates!
Verse 3. “The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit. This pair of Hell-dogs generally hunt together, and what one does not catch the other will; if iniquity cannot win by oppression, deceit will gain by chicanery. The open sepulchre of the throat reveals the foulness of the inner nature.”(C.H. Spurgeon, Treasury of David, page 174)
Verse 4. “He deviseth mischief upon his bed. His place of rest becomes the place for plotting. His bed is a hotbed for poisonous weeds. He hath the Devil for his bedfellow, who lies abed and schemes how to sin. God is far from him.” (C.H. Spurgeon, Treasury of David, page 174)
Thought: Note the character of the cursed and be separate from him/her NOW! If one lies down with dogs, one will most certainly catch fleas. Come away!