Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives.
Great verse to take heed to. The fruit is what we contribute in this world. There is fruit that can have it’s rewards but they are temporary for example, you can teach your kids to have manners, respect their elders, get a good education which are all great things but this verse speaks of a different fruit.
The tree of life was in the garden of Eden. But… because Adam and Eve sinned they were exiled from the garden because that tree gives eternal life and God did not want sinful man to live eternally in sin so he exiled them from the garden so they would not eat of that tree.
Now, we read the righteous fruit is a tree of life. The righteous speaks of Jesus because he lived a sinless life and he died for the sin of man (us) so if we, repent of our sins and ask him to reside in us we become righteous and able to produce righteous fruit. The righteous fruit is simply the gospel of Jesus Christ who gives eternal life. Access to the tree of life.
The verse goes on to say “And the ones who are wise saves lives” the wise are the believers (us) and we are commanded to bear good fruit, righteous fruit the fruit that saves lives eternally.
Let’s not play tight with the righteous fruit we have in Jesus.
Have a good weekend everyone, God bless