Proverbs 11:29-31 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart. The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.
The Frankenstein Monster was a scary looking creation. However, as the story goes, he was not really a Monster at all. He was the creation of a mad scientist whose name was Dr. Frankenstein. The Doctor was conducting experiments on how to create, and sustain life. The creature he constructed was a combination of many different parts he had put together.
Who can forget the moment in the film when the switch is thrown, the creation begins to move, and he says, “He’s Alive, He’s Alive.” The creation then took on the name of the creator, as the people all begin to call him Frankenstein.
That’s a fictional story. However, did you know that you are also creating people’s lives every day? In our verses today, it says, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life.” What you do, and how you live your life as a Christian, is part of the fruit others see. It’s what will cause others to either want, or reject what you have in Christ. Your kindness, and love will be to them a tree of life. Your testimony for the Lord will bear fruit in the lives of those around you. When people see the joy of your salvation, and realize Jesus died for them as well; they may accept Him, and have a new life in Christ, just as you do.
Now I would be careful with this next idea, you might scare a person to death. Nevertheless, when they accept Christ, you could do as the Dr. did in the Frankenstein movie. You could yell, “He’s Alive, He’s Alive.” What a joy to know you can have a part in giving real life, eternal life, to someone else.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Today as we go our way it might be interesting to think, I am becoming part of someone else’s life right now. What I say, where I go, how I look, all matters in the life of another. Therefore, to be my best, I want to model Christ. Just as the creation of Dr. Frankenstein did, we too have taken on the name of our creator. Christian. This means to be “Christ like.”
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
1 Chronicles 7 – 9 / Proverbs 11:29-31
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Samuel 16-18 / John 1:1-34
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