Isaiah wrote, “Let me sing for my Beloved my love song concerning His vineyard: My Beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill. He dug it and cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines; He built a watchtower in the midst of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it; and He looked for it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes. And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge between Me and My vineyard. What more was there to do for My vineyard, that I have not done in it? When I looked for it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes?” (Isaiah 5:1-4).
He went on to say “For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are His pleasant planting; and He looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; for righteousness, but behold, an outcry!” (Isaiah 5:7).
Isaiah tells us that the Lord planted the people of Israel and made them the nation they were. He came to them seeking the good fruits of righteousness that they were suppose to be producing. But instead He found wild fruit, rotten fruit, sinful fruit. They did not produce the fruits of God but rather the fruits of the world. Therefore, God was going to punish them and destroy them.
God has planted His people today. He is expecting us to be bearing fruits of righteousness and not the fruits of this world. Consider these two passages:
Luke 3:8, “Bear fruits in keeping with repentance.”
John 15:1-8, “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be My disciples.”
What kind of fruit are we bearing? Good or evil?
To GOD be the glory!