By Their Fruit You Will Know Them: A Study of Stubborn Spirits

Matthew 7:16 exhorts: “By their fruit you will recognize them.<sup class="crossreference" style="background-color: white; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(A)”> Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?”

Do you know this person, or are you this person:


– unable to maintain relationships
– careless in handling people’s emotions
– thrive in chaos
– live in drama
– attract negative outcomes
– unable to accept responsibility
– unwilling to change or learn
– comfortable/secure in one’s own righteousness
– tell different versions of events to different people
– appears to be the victim

Read this list again. What does such a relationship bring into your life? Keeping company with such means you’ll expend more of yourself in order to maintain this relationship – is that what you want?
No matter how much you give, the results are plain as day. They won’t be good.

Look at the fruits of the people around you to know what type of tree they are, and whether they belong in your garden.

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By Their Fruit You Will Know Them: A Study of Stubborn Spirits

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