The Parable of Trees: What kind of tree are we?

The bible compares human beings as trees which bears fruits.

Jeremiah 5:14 Therefore this is what the Lord God Almighty says: “Because the people have spoken these words, I will make my words in your mouth a fire and these people the wood it consumes.

Then why is it that a man is compared to a tree? Through the parable of tree, God wants to teach us how we can become the children of God. God teaches to be holy just like him. Then how can we know that we are holy or not? It is through the fruits we bear.

Each tree bears a fruits. And the fruits are different from trees to trees. Jesus said that we have to be a good tree and bear good fruits.

Matthew 7:16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

Through this parable, Jesus teaches that we as God’s people must bear good fruits. Then what are the good fruits? And how can we bear good fruits? Apostle Paul teaches us the two types of fruits people bear. Some are good and some are bad.

First, he teaches us about the fruits of sinful nature that lead us to destruction.

Galatians 5:19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

The Fruits that we have to bear. The fruits of the Holy Spirit
We know a tree by its fruits. In the same way, we know a man by his acts.

These are the fruits of the sinful nature. Then what are the good fruits that we have to bear to go to heaven.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

These are the fruits of the Holy Spirit that we have to bear to enter heaven. We cannot enter heaven by gratifying our sinful nature. Rather, we have to do what pleases Father and Mother. Let us bear the abundant fruits of the Holy Spirit and be the tree pleasing in the eyes of God.