Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
James 3:12 KJV
Can a man give what he has no possession of? Can a man multiply what he has no mastery of? Can a woman, too? Well as rhetoric as they seem, try to answer mentally.
This verse reminds us emphatically, we can not produce what we do not have (sown deep within). We are a result of our make-up. Our conversations and actions, thoughts and in actions are as a result of who we truly are. I can’t live by unrighteousness and claim Righteousness as my root.
We can’t hate and say we have love within. We cannot be a mixture of opposite sides of divides. We cannot mediate evil and good. We cannot be torn apart and will the centre to hold still.
Specifically, we cannot live off Christ and say we have CHRIST WITHIN.
Sounds absurd, how can this be and imperfection be the motto? Well, the first step is to have Christ within and like a light He will shine forth, shine externally, enlighten the path, guide accordingly.
May we Have light!