Withered Branches

“If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.” (John 15:6)

This scripture is very simple. A man may believe that he has a relationship with Jesus Christ but he can be cast out if he is not abiding in the vine. If we are not abiding in Jesus, we become withered and are good for nothing but the fire.

This a person that had a relationship with Jesus once but it just did not take.

This is the time that we need to look within and see if we are abiding with Jesus and bearing fruit.

Just why are there those that have withered and not abiding anymore?

There can be many reasons. Some were
content with the thought that they had believed and were safe from hell and that is all they wanted. Some had neither the motive nor the power to abide. It may be that they have too many cares of the world. They have not forsaken all to follow Jesus. Some may have put their faith in the wisdom of men and not in the power of God.

If you are not abiding in Jesus Christ and receiving your strength and power from God, you will not be able to stand when the storms of life come your way.

Let us all look within ourselves and see if our branch is green and healthy and that we are resting in the vine.

Daily Bible Reading: (Matthew 3:10-12,
Jeremiah 17:7-8)

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