“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will 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 a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
John 15:1-8 (NIV)
A a devotional on this verse, entitled “pruning produces “much fruit”” was dual posted HERE at Pragmatic Compendium and also on my devotions blog, Pragmatic Communion blog.
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3 thoughts on “Word-Filled Wednesday: John 15:1-8”
I really love this.
Such a great verse and beautiful picture. My mother’s roses are blooming right now and I love them. So glad that I’m “in Him”
My roses are glorious in the Southern part of Australia where we have more autumn than the hotter parts higher up.
But I know that they and the lovely glory vine which I used in my post will all need to be pruned right back if we are to have the spring blessings.
We can learn so much from our gardens.