September 5, 2023
Day 15: Gospel of John Chapter 15
Two weeks down in the 21-Day Challenge, and only one to go! We pray you choose to make daily Bible reading a habit for life! We don’t say this just to sound “religious,” or because we think 15 minutes in the Bible every day is some secret to spiritual blessing. It’s because we believe what Jesus says in today’s chapter of John. “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing” (15:5, ESV). And later He says, “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full” (v. 11, ESV). Walking with Jesus, living the way He lives and loving the way He loves is impossible without the Bible. Though Jesus is now in heaven with the Father, do you remember how He promised to help us until His return? The Holy Spirit, as we learned yesterday, will “bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you” (14:26, ESV). The Holy Spirit is accomplishing this mission every day by speaking to you through the Bible. A life without Jesus is a life without joy and one full of spiritual frustration. That’s why we need the Bible, not just for 21 days, but for a lifetime! Each day allow the Holy Spirit to remind you of God’s love and Jesus’ life. And then take those lessons into the world, and let others see.