- “If you obey my commandments, you will remain in my love” (John 15:10).
In the previous phrase, Jesus tells us that He loved us just as the Father has loved Him. Great news! But there’s yet something we must do–we must remain in that love. Just because He has loved us does not mean that we will “remain.” Instead, through disobedience, we can find ourselves drifting from the grasp of His love. In so doing, we can separate ourselves from the path He has for us and find ourselves headed for destinations that miss the real purpose He has shown for our lives. The point is to remain! We must, through our hunger and obedience, remain on the path He has shown us. Then, and only then, will we be truly fruitful.