Oh, what precious fruit!

(Octavius Winslow, "Evening Thoughts")

"As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself,
 except it abide in the vine, no more can
 you, except you abide in me." John 15:4

Oh, what precious fruit does such a
living branch bear!

The broken heart;
the contrite spirit;
the mourning over sin;
the low, abasing, humbling views of self;
the venturing by faith on a full, mighty, willing Savior;
the going out of self, and resting in His all
atoning work, and all satisfying righteousness.

This is followed by a progressive advance in all
holiness and godliness, the fruits of faith which
are by Jesus Christ abounding in the life, and
proving the reality of the wondrous change . . .
  the close walk with God;
  the submission of the will in all things to His;
  the conformity of the life to the example of Jesus;
  the "power of His resurrection" felt;
  the "fellowship of His sufferings," known;
  and "conformity to His death," marking the entire man.

These are some of the fruits of a truly regenerate soul.