- True followers of Jesus abide in Him.
- True followers of Jesus bear fruit.
The command of Jesus is not to bear fruit. The command is to abide in Him, and the fruit comes as a result.
“Abide” from the Greek – meno – to remain, to live, to stay.
- A permanent condition
- A continual condition
Literally: “The one abiding” – represents a person who is permanently and continuously abiding in the Lord.
- Stay in His Word
- Remain in His love
- Live in His joy