Oh how the mighty has fallen. Fruit cake used to be the cake of Christmas, the cake of weddings and the cake of special occasions. But because it became a big joke, privately we eat it, while publicly shaming it.
Even the recipe has changed. Now people want more cake and less fruit in their Christmas Fruit Cake. If this continues we will have to call it the ‘Christmas Cake Cake!’
The Bible doesn’t talk much about cake but it mentions fruit quite a bit. To my way of thinking, if the fruit of the spirit is a good thing, then the fruit of the fruit cake can’t be all bad!
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23, NIV)
And Jesus likes fruit too.
He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.(John 15:2, NIV)
Prayer – Lord we plan on diving right into fruitful living. Help us digest it please! Amen
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