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REBLOGGED FROM UTAH-LUTHERAN By Rev. Bror Erickson

Luke 6:43-45 (ESV)
“For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad
tree bear good fruit, [44] for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are
not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. [45]
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the
evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of
the heart his mouth speaks.

Jesus turns the old adam on his head. Our
sinful nature wants us to believe we can become good by doing good. And aside
from man’s inability to really discern what is good, being a sinner as he is,
even if we were able to discern good from bad, Jesus shows the illogic of the
whole endeavor.
I say man has an inability to discern good. I shouldn’t say
that it is completely hopeless. But for every sin I could possibly posit that
today a westerner, even perhaps an easterner, would see as bad, I could give you
historical examples of times when people thought they were good.

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http://www.utah-lutheran.blogspot.com/2012/08/good-trees-bear-good-fruit.html

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