What’s A Disciple to Do?

I wonder how many Christians have grasped the implications of discipleship. Could it be that only a few have really taken this responsibility to heart? Some have even considered discipleship to be optional. Their understanding is that you must be saved and should be a disciple. How can one be saved and decide not to be under discipline to our Lord? All through the gospels, Jesus emphasized that we are to follow Him. If we were commissioned by our government to carry out an assignment of great importance, would we not give it “our best shot?” Of course we would do our best! How is it that we give little, if any, priority to carrying out Jesus’ appointment? What appointment, we might ask? John 15:16 answers that question for us. Jesus said, “Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain.” What is fruit? We usually limit it to apples, oranges, etc. Actually, it is any plant product. However, Webster adds another definition that more closely describes the kind of fruit that Jesus wants us to experience. Let me quote, “The result or product of any action.” God desires our lives to be Spiritually fruitful. He acts on us, in us and through us to achieve eternal results. How do we experience these particular kinds of fruit? That, God willing, will occupy our attention for the next few days. Selah! If someone isn’t interested in this subject, consider this passage: “Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away.” (From John 15:2). This is not about losing salvation; it is speaking of not drawing life from the Vine. In other words, if we are born again, His life flows into us and produces fruit. If we are truly saved, we will bear fruit!  Ron

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