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Fruit.  Now that’s a Biblical word if there ever was one.  It represents the first temptation, Eve and the legendary apple.  And after that, there are countless references to fruit.   “Honor the Lord with the first fruits.” “The more his fruit, the more altars he made.” You have eaten the fruit of lies.” “Thus the Lord GOD showed me, and behold, there was a basket of summer fruit.” 

Politicians may hunger for the fruit of a greater America.  Business people may hunger for the fruit of higher profit margins. Parents may hunger for the fruit of successful children. 

The homeless may simply hunger for – fruit. 

Perhaps in these final days of the proverbial 40, we should examine one or two of the fruits present in our lives. Because, whether we like it or not,”By our fruit we will be known.” 

Charles Staples