Saturday, May 1, 2010

I am a Branch.

"I am the vine; you are the branches.

If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit;

apart from me, you can do nothing.

If anyone does not remain in me,
he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers;

such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.

If you remain in me and my words remain in you,

ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.

This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit,

showing yourselves to be my disciples.
John 15:5-8NIV

From The Relationship Priciples of Jesus by Tom Holladay, pg. 292:

Humility is not thinking less of myself;

it is thinking more of others.

Humility is not putting myself down;

it is lifting God up.

Humility is not denying my strengths;

it is being openly honest about my weaknesses.

Humility is seeing that without Christ I can do nothing,

but in Christ I can do all things.

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  1. That quote about humility is the best description of it I have ever read!!!!

  2. Wonderful scripture and that really is a good description of humility. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I am the vine....this scripture means so much to me. Have a great week. Sarah

  4. I love those inspirational Bible verses! And what a great passage on humility! Thank you for the encouragement.

  5. Great post today! I pray I always bear fruit for the Lord and not of my flesh! LOVE these words on Humility....some I hadn't ever thought of in that way! Thanks for sharing

  6. I love these scriptures! Thank-you for choosing them to share this weekend.

  7. Hi Sandy,loved this post! Today I was out picking up all the little branches in my yard, from storm last wk-end, and this post just reminded me that as I had picked up all those broken branches,that our relationship with God is the only thing that will stand! We must abide in the vine moment by moment! God Bless!