The Scriptures remind us that, as believers, we need to bear fruit to the Lord. Let’s see what the Bible says.
He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. (Joh 15:5)
Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. (Mt 7:17-19)
But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. (Mt 13:23)
But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience. (Lk 8:15)
By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. (Joh 15:8)
Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God. (Rom 7:4)
After reading these passages, it’s clear to see that as we abide in Christ, He causes us to bear fruit. And the Christian life is intended by God to be a fruitful life. Disciples of Christ bear fruit—that’s very clear.
Good fruit is produced by the Holy Spirit. Galatians 5:22 reveals the fruit of the spirit to us. It is evidenced in a good character; by contributing to the world and the people in it; and by sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with others. We can’t do any of this without abiding in Christ and staying closely connected to Him. He gives us eternal life, and the fruit of the spirit is eternal fruit. Glory to God!