The Great Gardener

NOVEMBER 6

MATTHEW 7:16_Do men gather grapes of thorns…

Since Jesus is the Creator that also makes Him The Great Gardener. And just in case you know nada about gardening, He teaches a simple little lesson. 

If you go to your vineyard to pick some grapes—you’re not going to pick them from thorn bushes!  Everything about the vine is about the grape. The vine is specifically created to produce grapes, nothing else.  Everything in creation has its purpose. 

This lesson is according to the Christian’s relationship with Jesus. John 15:1-5 (KJV), “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman [gardener]. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he [God] taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth [chastens, corrects] it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.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.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.”

There it is in plain words. In order to recognize lies, cling to Jesus and His Words as a grape clings to its vine. If you release yourself from the vine you can do nothing—you are powerless.

PRAYER

True Vine, I am grateful to be a branch of Your vine.  I praise You!  In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.                                                                                                                      

Christ is the True Vine for all Christians—I abide in Him!

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