I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5
John 15:5 finishes off with a bang. (Download PART I & PART II for a trifecta of goodness.)
...for apart from me you can do nothing.
You heard the man. Nothing. Just as an apple cannot grow of its own accord, so we can do nothing apart from Jesus. We try to - all of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him. Isaiah 53:6
We are desperately dependent on Christ. In Him alone our sorrow gives way to joy, our doubts to faith, our death to life, our barrenness to fruitfulness. We can plant and water and watch and wait, but we cannot make it grow. Only He can do that when we abide in Him.
AND YOU WILL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE. JOHN 8:32
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