What Jesus Did! 'Ready to Produce Fruit' — Luke 8:15

Friday, May 15, 2015

"And what is the seed that fell on the good ground? That is like the people that hear God's teaching with a good, honest heart. They obey God's teaching and patiently make good fruit."
— Luke 8:15 NLT
Illustration of Luke 8:15 NLT — "And what is the seed that fell on the good ground? That is like the people that hear God's teaching with a good, honest heart. They obey God's teaching and patiently make good fruit."

Key Thought

Good soil! That's what the message of Jesus, the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, is looking to find. What is that good soil? It is a heart that is open, honest, and good. A heart that is genuinely searching for truth. Is that your heart? Fruitfulness is the natural spiritual result of a heart that is open to God and that clings to the message of God's good news. How's your heart?

Today's Prayer

O Father, may the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you. Guard my heart from evil. Protect my heart from pettiness. Use your Spirit to cleanse my heart of every residue of evil, unrighteousness, and ungodliness. Purify my heart and make it ready to produce the fruit of your character, grace, and love. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Luke 10:1-2
  • James 3:13-18
  • Proverbs 4:23; Luke 6:45

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.