The world loves its own. Jesus has called us out, so they won't love us. We've not chosen him, but he's chosen us. He's not kept God a secret, but has made him known to us. Wow, almost every sentence in this chapter is life-changing.
Things I love about this chapter:
- My job is to remain in Christ.
- I do this by remaining in his word.
- That's the only way any life or fruit comes to me.
- I have carte blanche if I abide -- ask ANYTHING!
- Much fruit glorifies the Father.
- Love for other people is the result of abiding.
- This identification with Jesus will cause those who hate him to hate me.
- The Holy Spirit witnesses to Jesus. . . and helps me abide.
- I can do nothing without Jesus.