One mistake every Christian should be careful not to make

One mistake every Christian should be careful not to make

Jesus said that a good tree bears good fruit and a bad tree produces bad fruit.

What this means is that a good leader produces outcomes that delight and satisfy and nourish and sustain you.

While a bad leader produces outcomes that depress and frustrate and injure and threaten you.

He says grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles.

This means you should not seek help from somebody who does not have the desire to help you.

Neither should you seek insight or knowledge from somebody who doesn’t have the moral, spiritual or experiential qualifications to help you.

A person capable of helping you but not interested in helping you will cause you harm if you are too aggressive about calling upon them for help.

A person interested in helping you but not capable of helping you will cause you anger and rage if you give them chances to disappoint and hurt you by depending on them.

Better not to accept help at all and not seek out help, than to inquire for aid from the wrong person.

One mistake every Christian should be careful not to make
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  • Jjpayne

    It is true, teachers have a high calling. Those that teach will be held accountable

    Like 1 Person
    Is this still revelant?
  • devilman666

    How do you know who is qualified to give advice?

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    Is this still revelant?
    • A person who benefits your spiritual life is qualified and a person who creates no benefits is unqualified

    • Wow that's generic af. You may as well have said, "if it sounds like good advice to you then they are qualified, not then they are unqualified."

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  • Maraneva

    I would say this is applicable for every human being. It is however a hit and miss approach involved when finding out the real helpers from the fake one, the incapable ones etc.

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  • CuteNerd9

    This is certainly an interesting application to this portion of scripture. The section talking about producing good fruit most certainly applies to leaders, both in the church and in the secular world. Often people confuse this section with work righteousness, in that you must prove your faith by producing fruit and good deeds, when I believe this section means faith, and God, works through a person person to produce good fruit. Not as acts completely of one's own volition, but of that person's faith. Simply put, one with faith will automatically produce fruits of that faith, as it drives us to emulate Christ.

    I also understand where your'e coming from in terms of asking for and receiving help. I don't think we should avoid seeking out help when needed, but we should work toward setting more realistic expectations from those we seek help from.

  • jaju45

    Why Christian only should be careful of not making such mistake?
    It can be universally applied.

  • zagor

    Listen to Bob Dylan: "Don't follow leaders...".

    Also, watch your parking meters.


    You must always give a person the opportunity to do what is right. Do as God would do. God is perfect.
    You have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thy enemy.[6] 44 But I tell you, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, pray for those who persecute and insult you, 45 that so you may be true sons of your Father in heaven, who makes his sun rise on the evil and equally on the good, his rain fall on the just and equally on the unjust. 46 If you love those who love you, what title have you to a reward? Will not the publicans do as much? 47 If you greet none but your brethren, what are you doing more than others? Will not the very heathen do as much? 48 But you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
    -Mathew 5.43