The scripture for today, November 30, is Proverbs 11:30 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.”
So much said in so few words. What is it to be righteous?
First, it is to become right with God. We become right with God by washing away our sins and being reborn as Christians (John 3:16, Acts 22:16, Romans 6:4-5).
Second, we stay right with God by acting righteous, bearing the right kind of fruit in our life as listed in Galatians 5:22.
love joy peace patience
kindness goodness faithfulness gentleness
Third, we reach out to others to save their souls. We don’t wait for them to come to us. We search them out. (Remember how Jesus came to seek and save the lost ~ Luke 19:10?) People are most receptive when they are going through a problem such as physical illness. Tell them that Jesus wants to be part of their lives and help them with their problems.
Or are we too busy doing “important” things to bother? Bother with the tree of life? What is more important? Just how wise are we?