Nonetheless, we will have those "weeds" of the world, flesh and Satan working against our efforts to be fruitful. In Galatians 5, we see a list of the "fruit of the flesh". 14 different spiritual and moral liabilities that mitigate against our efforts to partake of the fruit of the Spirit. Thankfully, God teaches the willing soul to thrive in such hostile environs (see 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; James 1:3-4; 1 Peter 1:7).
The benefits of spiritual fruitfulness far outweigh any liabilities. We learned four important principles when it comes to being fruitful for God:
1. God gives all we need to be fruitful.
2. We must partake of the fruit in order to be fruitful
3. There will be weeds trying to get in the way of fruitfulness
4. Fruitfulness for God is worth it
Let us therefore be fruitful for God.