torsdag 27. oktober 2016

It is about durability

Before I start to look closer at the qualities of the fruit of the Spirit, it is good to know something about its durability. 

Again, Jesus is very clear:
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
John 15:16
It is a fruit that will last. That is contrary to the fruit of this world – whether we think concrete or abstract. Everything that is of the Kingdom is lasting, actually everlasting.

The verse that confirms the durability, does also state that if I want to be a disciple, I am appointed to bear fruit in the world. As previously outlined, this is not my product, but possible only through remaining in him, in the Vine. It is a fruit of his life, not of mine. The fruit of his life is eternal, the fruit of my life is temporary.

‘Manna’ for today:
Holiness is about fruit that will last!

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