The Upward Look
© Copyright 2004, Max D. Hutto,
“By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.”
John 15:8 NASB ©
The mark of a disciple is one who bears fruit and thus brings glory to God. The result of abiding in Jesus is bearing evidence in one’s life that Jesus is the Lord. The fruit the disciple bears could be a new disciple or the qualities and characteristics of Jesus seen in the disciple’s life. When others look at a disciple they see Jesus shining through him. When a branch bears fruit, it brings praise to the vine and the gardener. When a disciple bears fruit, he brings praise and glory to Jesus and God the Father.
Lord Jesus, I pray that my life will bear much fruit for You. I desire that because of my life, God would be praised and glorified.
July 9, 2004
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