Text: John 15:4-5
“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing”.
Who is a disciple? This is someone who follows the steps, teachings, and instructions of another.
As Christians, our life is like a tree, which is valued by men when it bears fruits and will be well taken care of. But if it does not produce fruits, it will be cut down or destroyed. Likewise, God values and takes care of those who bear fruits and isn’t happy with those who do not (John 15:2).
As a child of God on the way to the pilgrimage, our life needs to bear fruits for Christ. And this can happen if we remain in the word of God. Without the word, the life of a Christian will be fruitless (John 15:7). It’s a two-way thing, as the word of God comes into our hearts, we also need to be a representation of that word in the world. By doing this, we are putting on Christ Jesus.
A true disciple bears the fruit of the spirit, the fruit of righteousness and holiness, and the fruit of soul winning.
One who remains in Christ Jesus enjoys lots of benefits. Because whatever he asks in Jesus’ name, he will receive. “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you”.
Most importantly, the Kingdom of heaven is certain for such life.
Prayers: Lord, make me a true disciple in this present age. Help me model Jesus to the world.