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Fresh Fruit

Updated: May 7, 2023

Philosophy View of Fruit

The sweet and fleshy product of a tree or other plant that contains seed and can be eaten as food.

Biblical View of Fruit

He found him in a desert land and the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, instructed him, and kept him as the apple of his eye.

Deuteronomy 32:10 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things, there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23 KJV

For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Romans 8:5-6 KJV

After fencing His vineyard, Yahweh did everything necessary to ensure good fruit, including planting the fertile soil with choice vines.

And he fenced it, gathered out the stones thereof, planted it with the choicest vine, built a tower in the midst of it, and made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.

Isaiah 5:2 KJV

A vine displays a growth form based on long stems. This has two purposes. A vine may use rock exposures, other plants, or other supports for growth rather than investing energy in much supportive tissue, enabling the plant to reach sunlight with a minimum investment of energy.

In the bible, the vineyard is used to describe the nation of Israel. The rest of the world had not been cultivated by divine revelation. Israel alone received the law to help the people keep their relationship with God. But God chosen ones became a wild vine because Israel would not listen to the law or reason; the Lord tore down the fences, stored the rain, and let the land be destroyed.

And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up, and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down.

And I will lay it waste it shall not be pruned, nor digged, but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

Isaiah 5:2-6KJV

But God also promised that he would preserve the few who believed. The time is coming when my people will take root. Israel will bud and blossom and fill the whole earth with her fruit.

He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud and fill the face of the world with fruit.

Isaiah 27:6 KJV

From the remnant of faithful people would come the choicest of vines, Jesus Christ. The Saviour used this vineyard metaphor in the Gospels, according to John 15:1, saying that he is the vine and his father is the gardener.

I am the true vine, and my father is the Gardener.

John 15:1 NIV

Do you realise you have been grafted into the choicest vine? Jesus is the vine, and you are a cherished branch. His father is your father and mine, the Gardner. Galatians 5: 22-23 mentions the fruits; I am sure that the fruit of the spirit will grow within us as we let Christ fill us.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things, there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23 KJV

When we abide in the vine, God develops his character in us by pruning, tending, feeding, watering, and nurturing us so that we, in turn, may care for others. It is only sometimes pleasant to be pruned, but it is necessary. Sometimes God prunes our lives by cutting deadwood out of us. The deadwood of bad relationships, an evil habit, or even sheer laziness.

Once he is finished with his pruning, the buds and blossoms can flourish and bear fruit. The fruit hangs on the outside of the tree displaying the tree’s nature, enhancing its true beauty, and refreshing those who partake of it. When we are inwardly submissive, we are outwardly obedient, and a hungry world is glad.


Don’t let anyone fool you; he or she that produces godly fruits of the Spirit is of God, and as a child of God, they will naturally make the kind of fruits like patience, love, joy, peace, and others like these. Still, those who do not but instead have visible fruits like anger, rage, sexual immorality, divisions, strife, envy, and drunkenness will not be inheriting the kingdom of heaven but cast into the lake of fire as Revelation 21:8 says “But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death.” You cannot mock God, for what you sow, you will surely reap. “For the one who sows to his flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life” Galatians 6:7-8 NIV.


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