33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.34 You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.35 The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.
I deeply desire that my life would bear good fruit, the kind that would please you in every way. For that to happen I ask first that you would make the the kind of person that might be comparable to a good tree, so that good fruit would naturally appear.
Since it is true that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, I ask you first to purify my heart. Let my heart be filled with an abundance of good. Then let my mouth speak good things that would impact others for good purposes.
Let me be a good person in your eyes because I allow you make me good. There is no possible way for me to be good on my own. Then let my life bring forth good out of my good treasure.
One way or another, I am going to leave a legacy. Let what I leave behind be good. Once again, Father, I desire that my life would bring forth good fruit. For that to happen I ask you to change me from within, so that good would be the natural outcome of all that I say and do.
The Christian life as an obstacle course with many things to overcome on the way to the finish line. It’s important for us to realize that we have the spiritual resources available to us to complete the course successfully. God places his treasure in us, his earthen vessels; don’t underestimate the value of that treasure.