Good morning all,
The word of the day is “vine.” Farming and land and all that good stuff were used often in the OT and NT because that is what they dealt with on a daily basis. JC knew that to get the attention of those around him, he would need to help them understand that following God is like anything else in life. We need to be systematic about the way we approach spiritual things. In this particular passage, JC is telling his disciples what it means to follow him and the word given from God.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
Here’s a question: do you rely on JC to make you a better Christian? I think that when we try to do stuff ourselves, and outside of his will, we tend to make life a bit more difficult. We need to stay close to God through the Son, knowing the Jesus is necessary for us to bear fruit. I pray that you are a witness to others around you, using God’s love as the catalyst. Remember that we only bear fruit when we stay close to the true vine… Jesus.
Praying for you,