No truth ought to be remembered more than this: "From me is thy fruit found" (Hosea 14:8). We can bring forth no fruit except as we abide in Christ. "The righteous shall flourish as a branch" (Proverbs 11:25), and only as a branch. How does a branch flourish? By its connection with the stem and the consequent inflowing of the sap...the fruit of righteousness would never come from him unless the divine sap within him had produced that acceptable fruit. To God alone be all honor and glory.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Show Me The Sap!
In the book Soul Winner, Charles Spurgeon urges his hearers to remember the source of Christian life and work: