A Short Study of John 15:8

“Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” 
(John 15:8)

When believers walk in truth and love, when they adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour with generous, gracious, and exemplary lives and behavior they glorify God. The fruit of righteousness, by the indwelling Spirit of Christ, displayed by a believer, not only glorifies the power, grace, and mercy of God in them, but causes others to glorify God.

“So shall ye be my disciples.” Our obedience and fruitfulness do not make us disciples of Christ but are PROOF AND EVIDENCE that we are His disciples. Good fruit does not make a tree good; the tree is first good and the fruit is evidence that the tree is good.

Henry Mahan – 1988

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