What does the Bible mean when it says my life is to produce “good fruit”? - Character - TouchPoints

What does the Bible mean when it says my life is to produce “good fruit”?

Psalm 1:3They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season.

Isaiah 5:4What more could I have done for my vineyard?

The Bible often uses metaphors of trees and vines to paint a picture of how people should be useful and productive. As God’s follower you are to live a life that bears the healthy fruit of righteousness, justice, kindness, love, and truth—all important and productive means of growing God’s Kingdom on earth. These good deeds served to others will leave a wonderful taste in their mouths for God and his way of living.

Matthew 13:23“The seed that fell on good soil represents those who truly hear and understand God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!”

Luke 6:44-45“A tree is identified by its fruit. . . . A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart.”

Just as an apple can look good on the outside but be full of worms, so the fruit God desires in you is not the external appearance of goodness but the internal authenticity of a heart that truly wants to love and serve him. Having false pretenses or pretending to be spiritual shows a rotten core which cannot be productive. A good heart is the key to producing good deeds.