What Are We Becoming?

“He chose… Judas Iscariot who also became a traitor” (Luke 6:13,16, NKJV, emphasis mine).

“[Abraham], contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations” (Rom. 4:18, NKJV, emphasis mine).

Do you notice what I notice about these two Scriptures? Both of them involve a man becoming something critically important… something of eternal implications. Judas was not a traitor at the outset. And Abraham was not the father of many nations at the outset either. Both of them went through a prolonged, involved process of becoming.

This very moment, we are all becoming something. You are becoming something. I am becoming something. In this same chapter mentioning Judas’ “becoming,” Jesus also said this: “For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit” (Luke 6:43, NKJV). Whether for good or for bad, the trees of our lives, by nature, are going to produce fruit. The fruit may be in baby stage, or it may be further along. It may be so ripe that we are about to come into enormous blessing, or devastating destruction. Whatever the case may be on the stage of development, we are all producing fruit. We are all becoming something.

Are we becoming more like Jesus each day? Are we becoming kinder? Are we becoming gentler? Are we becoming stronger in the power of His Spirit? Are we becoming more patient? Are we becoming more joyful? More loving? More compassionate? More understanding? More hungry for His presence? More sensitive to His voice? More obedient to His promptings?

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