John 15:8 The Father’s Glory

“This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” John 15:8

Jesus just finished talking about how He is the vine and all believers are the branches. We, as believers, are to bear much fruit. Now He states that the fruit all believers bring about is for the Father’s glory and shows that they are really His disciples.

God sent Jesus for the purpose to save all the people in the world. He was not sent to the earth just to have a good time or to just to spread peace and love. His purpose was to destroy sin and save the people.

Many people look at just the love aspect of the message of Jesus. The world loves to look at the part that everyone is to love everyone else. This is a major part of following Jesus, but it is not everything.

Both Jesus and the Father wants you to bear fruit, and not just a little fruit, but lots of fruit. Look at the life of Jesus. In just the few years He ministered on the earth He brought about a lot of fruit. This was in a time where there was only walking for getting around, no cell phone, internet, computers, or television.

Jesus brought about much fruit by talking directly with people, interacting with them. Today you can do the same thing. God has blessed His people with being able to use many methods to communicate, and to communicate faster and to more people at once.

If you are doing the same thing Jesus did, the Father will be glorified. God was pleased with Jesus because He was doing what He was sent to do.

Now that you are a believer in Jesus, you are sent to do a work. That work is to bring others to Jesus, to save the world. God will be glorified when you are doing that work. The more people brought to the knowledge of salvation in Jesus, the more the Father will be glorified.

Is your life glorifying God today? Are you producing fruit? Or are you just coasting through life?

I pray today that Jesus will show you ways to produce much fruit; that you will show yourself to be a disciple of Jesus; that you be a light of Jesus in this world; and that God will glorified through your life.

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