Daily Bible Reading: John 15
Verse of the Day: John 15:1 – “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.”
The Greek word αμπελος, can be used to describe a single vine or the entire vineyard. Either way it causes us to see an image of a corporate dependence on God. The word used here for true (αληθινη) is emphatic so that we understand what is real. Jesus wants us to see that when we are connected to Him, we have that which has not only the name and resemblance, but the real nature corresponding to Him, in every respect corresponding to the idea signified by Him, real, true genuine.
When we are connected to the Vine, we are seen as being as He is by the Vinedresser (the Father). What a blessing, when we are connected to the Son, we are being changed into His image and likeness. What a responsibility that places upon us. If we are not being like Christ, we need to be sure that we are connected to Him.
Prayer: Jesus, I want to be connected, to gain sustenance, to be like You, to bring forth the fruit that You are looking for from me.