Glory to God. John 15:8 “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.”
When Jesus taught, “I am the vine,” he made clear that all the work of fruitbearing was to the glory of God, his Father. As Jesus’ followers, we’re called to bear fruit for God’s glory also. This means showing that we are Jesus’ followers, connected to him by the promised Holy Spirit. And by the power of the Spirit working in us, we will “bear much fruit.” This fruit take shape in a variety of ways, always motivated by our love for our Lord.
Many of us cannot tell an apple tree from a pear tree, but we can taste the difference in their fruit. The fruit that shows we are Jesus’ disciples also assures us of our relationship with God. Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance; against such there is no law.”
Bearing fruit, by the power of the Holy Spirit working in us, we are assured of God’s love and can bring him glory.
Jesus, empower us with your Spirit so that we will always bear fruit for God’s glory. In your name we pray. Amen