Gen 1:22 – Fruitful and multiply

Have you ever marveled at the vast quantity of grape clusters on a healthy vine? God loves fruitfulness. In fact, God’s first command was to be fruitful. “And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply.” (Genesis 1:22). It’s not just plants that God wants to be fruitful, it’s us too. Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5). When we abide in Jesus and he in us we will become like that healthy vine and produce much fruit – not just any fruit, but the Spirit fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. However, apart from Him we can do nothing. We become god’s of our own destiny. Our lives are human led, not spirit led. The fruit of human led lives is sexual immorality, hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, envy, drunkenness, to name a just a few (Galatians 5:19-21). Jesus died to rescue us from death and a sin depraved life and give us eternal life. Today, connect to Jesus so God’s fruitfulness can multiply in your life forever. (NIcky)

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