The Love of God: Being God’s Love!
By Rusty Wilson
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
- John 15:4
In order to have and be God’s Love, we must abide in Jesus. Abide in the Greek is to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy), to continue, to dwell, to endure, to be present, to remain. As we stay in right relationship with Jesus, we stay connected to the Love of God and have His Love operating in us so we can be His Love to the ones we come in contact with in our daily walk.
John 15:4 the Amplified version tells us, Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. When we dwell in Jesus who is the Vine, He will dwell in us, we live in Him and He will live in us, for we cannot bear fruit, show and be Love without Jesus. Being vitally united means it is extremely important to abide in and united to Jesus, who is the Vine.
Jesus who is the Vine (Greek – a vine, as coiling about a support) is our support. We cannot show the Love of God or be His Love without abiding in Jesus. He is our support, He is our connection to the Father. As we stay abiding in Jesus, continue in Him, dwell in Him, remain in Him we will be able to bear fruit and show and be God’s Love.
Scripture Reading: John 15:5-12; Galatians 5:22-23
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