1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
Today’s Inspiration: Jesus loves to convey the deepest truths of the Gospel with simple and earthly examples. In His last message before His death, He wanted us to understand that He had left us on this planet earth for one purpose- to bear fruit.
But what does this fruit represents? John 15.1-2, 5, 8.
The fruit represents the best results or sweetest prize in life. As Psalm 1:3 says the righteous man shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth fruit in its season, whose leaf does not wither and whatever He does shall prosper. Psalm 1:3. Fruit represents Good works- a thought, an attitude, an action that God values because it brings glory to His name. The fruit from your life is how God received His due honour on earth. Verse 8.
You bear inner fruit when you allow God to nurture in you a new Christlike quality. He wants us to have the fruit of the spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22. Like the apostles we should see every area of our life as an opportunity to bear fruit which is abounding in every good work when grace abound. 2 Corinthians 9:8.
Jesus does not mean only saving souls but also the fruit of Good works and character. John 3:14.
A vine dresser normally prunes each branch lovingly so that it will bear as much fruit as possible.
The reason why Jesus talks about growing grapes only hours from his death was because he wants to show his disciples that they must see the future from the perspective of heaven.
In order to please our heavenly Father we must always work to bear fruit of character and good works and watch our attitudes, action and deeds. By this our heavenly Father’s name is glorified. Fruit is your only permanent deposit in heaven. True fruit always last. Paul told the Ephesian church that they were created in Christ Jesus for good works. Ephesians 2:10. Though we don’t like pruning, it is necessary because without it we cannot bear good fruit.