“You will know them by their fruit. Grapes aren’t gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles, are they?” Matthew 7: 16.
People do not only judge a tree by its leaves, or bark, or flowers, but by the fruit which it bears. The flowers may be beautiful and fragrant, the foliage thick and green; but these are merely ornamental. It is the “fruit” that is determines what the tree is.
While dating many individuals show their true fruits in every interaction. People show who they are all the time and in time.
I encourage you to pay close attention the fruits your interest is bearing. Are they Christ centered? Are they upright, pure and full of dignity? Do they complement your personality, values, dreams? Are they what God requires of a man or woman? Can you live with the fruits of this person? Are the fruits leading you closer to Christ and making you a better person? Are these fruits building you up or slowly breaking you down?
Stay vigilant while you date. An apple tree will never bear grapes.
(c) 2014, Dentrecia Blanchette