Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Fruitfulness ∞ Obedience

9"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love. 11I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command. 15I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 17This is my command: Love each other.---John 15; 9-17

Don’t read this article.
This one is about obedience. If you are still reading this, you have just disobeyed. Disobedience displays the inbuilt nature of sin in us. A 3 year old kid disobeys at ease. Nobody teaches but it is inbuilt. In the 15th chapter of john we see Jesus telling his disciples to remain in His Love. How to remain in His Love? Jesus gives us the answer: If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love. Not only by reading His commandments but by doing what it says. Obeying to God’s word will make you remain in His love. Then the next question becomes what is His commandments. Jesus answers this too: My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. So when you obey god’s command and love each other as He loves us you remain in Him. When you remain in Him, you bear much fruit. So, obedience is directly proportional to the fruit you bear. In order to increase your fruitfulness, increase your obedience. You have disobeyed and read this article thus far and see how God can even use your disobedience and teach you about obedience :)

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