A Very Productive and Blessed Week to all The Body of Messiah,
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.
Proverbs 11:30a “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life”, a powerful proverbial statement of King Solomon means a lot to me and anyone who is a right standing believer in Christ Jesus.
In Proverbs 10:11 “The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked”.
The statement establishes that believers have mouths with which to communicate the Gospel. We also have privileges to perform certain things for the Kingdom. We are God’s representatives (ambassadors) here on earth. Amen.
You don’t have to make any noise about yourself, it is your deed (works) that would depict who you are. Jesus in you is the hope of glory.
The statement is referring to the expectation of God from a believer. God has already made the believers to be a fountain from which life will flow. He is supposed to demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit as contain in Galatians 5:22-26.
In Mark 16:15-18 Jesus charged the disciples to go into the world and preach the Gospel. Those who believe would be saved and have everlasting life. Those who would not believe are condemned already because they have refused to believe in the only begotten Son of God. The believer that go about preaching the Gospel with signs following is a tree of life.
The scripture is establishing the fact that the Word of God is in the mouth of every believer to speak out. It is also in the heart of every believer to obey. The believer has come to show the world the picture of who God is in various perspectives of the doing of the Word.
We should be not be hearers only but doers of the Word. James 1:22-24. When Jesus commanded the disciples to go, He gave them authority over unclean spirits. He said in my Name Ye shall cast out devils. Lay hands on the sick and the sick will recover. Believers doing these have become the tree of life.
You minister to a dying soul and he becomes alive unto Christ. You minister to a sick man and he is healed. The demon possessed person is delivered from demonic powers. God has made the righteous believer to be the tree of life.
I want to submit that part (b) of Proverb 11 confirms the above. The Gospel of Christ is life. “For God so loved the World that He gave us His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have ever lasting Life” John 3:16
Let me conclude that this statement is essentially challenging every believer to witness and be his AMBASSADOR in all ramifications of the truth. Speaking grace, preaching, teaching, singing psalms and prophesying as the Spirit of the Lord leads and many other manifestations of the gift of the Spirit are the primary reasons for our living as believers. They are primarily for soul winning and discipleship.
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.