"As the branch cannot bear 水果 of itself, unless it 遵守s in the vine, neither can you, unless you 遵守 in Me."
藤蔓的分支“abide” by just remaining connected to the vine. Permanently. Consistently. Day after day, week after week, year after year. They simply rest in their position, allowing the 树液 of the vine to flow freely through them. They exert no effort of their own. The 水果 that is subsequently borne on the branch is actually produced by the life-giving 树液 within.
遵守基督意味着与他保持完全的联系，以至于“sap”祂的灵的力量流经您的存在的每个部分，包括您的思想，意志，情感以及言行。的“fruit” that you then bear is actually produced by His Spirit in you through no conscious effort of your own. If you and I want to be 水果ful, we do not concentrate on 水果-bearing; we concentrate on our personal relationship with Jesus Christ.