Acts And Character

It is a remarkable fact in nature that the outline of the leaf of any tree represents the outline of the whole tree. Every leaf declares the form and character of the tree to which it belongs. A little word or deed will often reveal a whole character. One hasty, uncharitable act shows a heart not right with God. It is impossible that the fruit can be otherwise than like the parent tree. "By their fruits ye shall know them;" by their thoughts God knows them. "Ye cannot grow figs from thistles" (Matthew 7:16).