MATTHEW 7:17_but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
The word corrupt in this verse means subject to decay. To decay is to rot. Dead to the life and abilities once possessed. A tree that is in the process of decay may still bring forth fruit, but it is not good for consumption.
The condition of the fruit is the same as the the condition of the tree which produces it. The strength of the tree determines the strength of the fruit.
In the same way, the weakness of the tree determines the weakness of the fruit. It’s all about the tree—the vine—the source of power. If you go anywhere other than the Bible for the source of connecting with the Holy God of Heaven—you’ve gone to a weak source.
Psalm 60:11-12 (KJV), “Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.” Now that’s a powerful source!
It’s not that you should not go to people when you need help—everyone needs a little help from their friends. The problem comes when people are your primary source. When you place all your trust in what people can do, and never seek God’s help.
It’s all about the source!
Holy Master, I want You to be the primary source of all I am and need. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ is The Source—He wants to be mine!