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THE FRUITFUL HEART
Once again, let's all be reminded that these mini-studies are intended to get you thinking about the subject matter in each study and to encourage you to do more study on your own. Becky has given us the tools right here on the Heart Strength Cubit to make it quick and easy to look up verses. Just go to Bible Gateway and click on “Keyword Search” in the left-hand column. Then type in the word you are looking for, such as “fruit” and select from the drop-down list the version of the Bible you want to use. Voila! You will find a list of Bible verses with that word in them. If you know the particular passage you are looking for, you can just click on “Passage Look-Up” and enter the book, chapter and verse in the box.
For this mini-study, we are using the New American Standard Bible. (NASB)
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I have my personal favorite version that I like to use and I am sure you do, as well, but I believe it is advantageous for us to become familiar with the different versions of the Bible. It gives us an opportunity to compare the subtle differences in wording. Becky has also provided us with a Biblos Parallel Bible which gives us with no less than fifteen different versions of the Bible.
The topic of this study is “The Fruitful Heart”. We might ask ourselves, “What is a fruitful heart?” The dictionary defines fruitful this way:
fruit·ful adj \ˈfrüt-fəl
1 a : yielding or producing fruit b : conducive to an abundant yield
2 : abundantly productive
We may conclude, then, that a fruitful heart is one that yields or produces fruit. But what sort of fruit are we talking about? Let's start by looking at some Bible verses in the next post:
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