THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Customer in hardware store: “I’d like to buy some paint.”
Clerk, “Great! We have regular paint for $14.95 per gallon, and quality paint for $24.95 per gallon.”
Customer, “What’s the difference?”
Clerk, “No difference, it’s really all the same paint.”
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
The fruit of a tree comes from the branch,
The strength of the branch comes from the tree,
The tree provides the inner working sap which gives the branch strength.
Jesus is the Tree Who provides the inner workings of God’s Holy Spirit in Christians,
Christians are the branches which provide fruit.
Jesus said, “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him,
the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” (John 15:5)
Abiding in Jesus, we are given power to provide “MUCH fruit!”
Without Him, we can do nothing!
One can see the results of “abiding” in Christ.