Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He used this figure: "A man had a fig tree growing in his garden, and he went to look for fruit on it, and could not find any.
But what the Spirit produces is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
for light leads to perfect goodness, uprightness, and truth;
with your lives filled with the fruits which uprightness produces through Jesus Christ, to the honor and praise of God.
so that the lives you live may be worthy of your Master and wholly pleasing to him, and you may be fruitful in all kinds of good deeds, and may grow into fuller knowledge of God.
The wisdom that is from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, considerate, willing to yield, full of compassion and good deeds, whole-hearted, straightforward.
"You must either make the tree sound and its fruit sound, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; a tree is judged by its fruit.
They are stains on your religious meals, where they carouse together, boldly attending to no one but themselves; rainless clouds driven before the wind; leafless trees without fruit, doubly dead, and uprooted;
For sound trees do not bear bad fruit, nor bad trees sound fruit.