Be Fruitful and Multiply

The first thing God said to man after creating and blessing him was: “Be fruitful, and multiply”, therefore it is our duty to bear good fruit, for it is part of God’s divine design.

The Bible tells us to produce or bear fruit.

Let us understand that parables are narratives spoken by Jesus that contain a religious and moral education, revealing a spiritual truth in a comparative way. The purpose of Jesus’ parables is to teach how a person should act in the kingdom of God.

So I have to ask myself these questions very often, does the same happen to you?

What am I doing? What does it mean to bear fruit for God? What prevents me from bearing fruit? What do I have to do to bear fruit?

Consider the parable of the Sower in Luke 8:11-15

  1. It mentions the seed which is the Word of God
  2. Different grounds, the heart on which the seed falls and the reasons to why the seeds do not give fruit
  3. The type of soil or heart and the reason to why with perseverance it produces a crop

What type of soil or heart am I? How do I identify myself with this parable? What does the Word of God produce in me? When do I read alone? When do I attend a Bible class?

On the other hand, let’s consider Jesus’ teaching in John 15:1-6 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.”

Our relationship with Jesus and His Word is essential so we can bear fruit, without Him we cannot do so.


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