Fruit bearing comes by accepting
The first three responses produced no fruit indicating there was no permanent change.
Fruit bearing comes by abiding
Fruit bearing comes by dying
Increasing (growing) in the knowledge of God
Starting the right way
A person is not to rely on his or her own understanding or insight. At best human knowledge is fragmentary. What may seem best to the individual at the moment may not be best in the long haul. Upsight, not insight, is to be the governing factor of life. Then the person will have no reason to have regrets when viewing life from hindsight.