If you press orange, what would come out? Orange juice.
Years ago, an author wrote this question in his book. However, his answer was not “Orange juice” yet, “What’s in comes out.”
Jesus Christ has trodden the winepress alone (Isa. 63.3), so what was the outcome? “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”
Likewise, when we are pressed, what is inside us comes out. If the heart is full of the Holy Spirit then troubles will reveal His fruits: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Gal. 5.22-23). However, if the Spirit of God is not working in us then hatred, complaining, wrath and harshness will come out of us.
Dwell in me O the spirit of God and lead my life.
Then I would not fear temptations or troubles.
On the contrary, I shall be filled with Your excellent Divine fruits.
The Fences of Ancient Sparta
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