So far, we’ve seen the challenge to glorify God in all that we do and why we should do this. This week we’ll see what Jesus himself said about how we can glorify God.
“Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” John 15:8
Jesus says in this verse that we glorify God by “bearing fruit”. This isn’t literal fruit, of course, but spiritual fruit. Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”
Going back to John 15, verse 5, shortly before this week’s verse, Jesus says what we are to do to bear fruit: “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.”
A fruitful Christian life comes from abiding in Jesus. This is the foundation for glorifying God.
“so shall ye be my disciples”
Are you a disciple of Jesus Christ? If so, then this identity should be evident by the fruit your life is bearing. When others observe how you live, are they seeing a devotion to the Savior, or would they be surprised to learn that you identify as a follower of Christ? We all should take the time to consider what fruit we’re bearing.
This week, focus on abiding in Jesus. When you do this, you will bear fruit. When you bear fruit, you glorify God.
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