Read Matthew 7:15-20
“A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit.” – Matthew 7:17 (NLT)
The tree Jesus is speaking of is our motivation, our will, our desires; these are either controlled by God’s Spirit, or still controlled by our own sinful self. The fruit is our actions. When the Spirit of God is allowed to work in our lives, we will see the fruit of the Spirit in our behavior and interactions with others. On the other hand, when are not seeing the fruit of the Spirit coming out in our lives, it is time to seek more of God’s will, and surrender more of our daily life to His Spirit.