As we approach Passover, we should be mindful of examining ourselves in light of God’s Word. Certainly, as clean up the leaven in our homes, we should clean out the spiritual leaven in our lives.
However, a realistic examination requires we look at the good as well as the bad. This isn’t so that we can gloat or feel good over some small thing we’ve done, but making a mental note of what we are doing right helps to ensure we don’t forget those things and let them slide. It also helps us to make note of any progress we’ve made along the lines of spiritual maturity.
And, let’s face it: If we cannot note any improvements, then we’ve stopped growing. That is a dangerous position to be in.
18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.