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Fruits


1. The produce of corn, &c. De 22:9; Ps 107:37.

2. The produce of trees. Ge 1:29; Ec 2:5.

3. Called the

a. Fruit of the ground. Ge 4:3; Jer 7:20.

b. Fruit of the earth. Isa 4:2.

c. Increase of the land. Ps 85:12.

4. Given by God. Ac 14:17.

5. Preserved to us by God. Mal 3:11.

6. Require

a. A fruitful land. Ps 107:31.

b. Rain from heaven. Ps 104:13; Jas 5:18.

c. Influence of the sun and moon. De 33:14.

7. Produced in their due seasons. Mt 21:41.

8. First of, devoted to God. De 26:2.

9. Divided into

a. Hasty or precocious. Isa 28:4.

b. Summer fruits. 2Sa 16:1.

c. New and old. Song 7:13.

d. Goodly. Jer 11:16.

e. Pleasant. Song 4:16.

f. Precious. De 33:14.

g. Evil or bad. Mt 7:17.

10. To be waited for with patience. Jas 5:7.

11. Often sent as presents. Ge 43:11.

12. Often destroyed

a. In God’s anger. Jer 7:20.

b. By blight. Joe 1:12.

c. By locusts, &c. De 28:38,39; Joe 1:4.

d. By enemies. Eze 25:4.

e. By drought. Hag 1:10.

13. Illustrative

a. Of effects of repentance. Mt 3:8.

b. Of works of the Spirit. Ga 5:22,23; Eph 5:9.

c. Of doctrines of Christ. Song 2:3.

d. Of good works. Mt 7:17,18; Php 4:17.

e. Of a holy conversation. Pr 12:14; 18:20.

f. Of praise. Heb 13:15.

g. Of the example, &c of the godly. Pr 11:30.

h. Of effects of industry. Pr 31:16,31.

i. Of the reward of saints. Isa 3:10.

j. Of the reward of the wicked. Jer 17:9,10.

k. Of converts to the church. Ps 72:16; Joh 4:36.

l. (Bad,) of the conduct and conversation of evil men. Mt 12:33.