What about these “conditional” promises Jesus says?
When you see an “if” in Scripture – it means “if”
You do this – I’ll do that.
There are several.
Today, the word “if” doesn’t show up in this translation but it may as well.
If you remain in Me…
The IF is for us, you and me.
He tells us He will remain with us. Period.
But, here’s the IF part…
Do you? Do I? Want to produce good, healthy fruit in our lives?
Do we want our prayers answered?
Do we want to live a victorious life?
Then we must remain IN Him, abide IN Him.
Breathe IN Him. Live IN Him.
Read the rest of John 15.1-17
You’ll learn how to do this “IN Him” thing.
The Crucified One is now The Resurrected One.
I have learned there is no IF for me – only I MUST.
Patricia Krank says
Amen! We have a part to play. It is relationship after all
Tammy Mashburn says
Amen! I just finished listening to a sermon on 1 John. Abiding in Him, because we are His children, these thoughts fit together so well!
Meghan E. Weyerbacher says
Love this, Susan. The graphic is so pretty too!!
Michele Morin says
Remain seems like such a passive word until I think about all the grit and determination that faith requires.
I love these quietude posts.