But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptising, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not think you can say to yourselves, We have Abraham as our father. I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. The axe is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
These are the words from John the Baptist. He was not holding back his words when calling the Pharisees and Sadducees “Brood of Vipers”. He knew what type of people they were. These words “Produce fruit in keeping with repentance”. When we repent and give our lives over to Jesus it is important that we live according to the words of the bible, follow its guidance and grow in faith and giving. Giving spiritually that is. We need to shine and show growth from within our spirit to help other people grow in faith. This is what produces fruit. Leading people to Jesus.
I know this is sometimes difficult to do as life and circumstances get in our way sometimes. We just have got to keep on trying no matter what comes in our way. For as John the Baptist sais, and every tree (person) that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. I get cold shivers when I read this. The Lord our God is giving us a clear and precise instruction on what he wants us to do. If we dont there is the possibility that we might be thrown into the lake of fire. We have to try.
My Thoughts To You.