Fruit and a Smile

9 For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you … 10 … will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work … (Colossians 1).

When we call ourselves Christians we are bearing His name and thus representing Him in life. Is it therefore too much to ask that we bear that name in a good way—that we “walk in a manner worthy” of Him? To walk in a worthy manner simply means trying “to please Him in all respects”—in everything we do.

And just what pleases our Lord? “Bearing fruit in every good work.” How interesting it is that sin began when Adam and Eve took and ate forbidden fruit, and yet its effects are shown to be reversed when we produce “fruit” to be given back to the One from whom it was first stolen.

Lord, help us This Day to walk in such a way that brings you fruit and a smile. Amen.