Today we continue our discussion about abiding in Jesus. This verse here sums up one of the fundamental aspects of abiding in Him. “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you…” Let’s talk about what that looks like.
His words abiding on the inside of us – Paul describes this same idea in Colossians 3:16: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom…” (NKJV). When Jesus’ words abide in us richly, they are alive on the inside of us. They are pulsating with His life. In the context of teaching us about abiding, Jesus also says, “Because I live, you will live also” (John 14:19, NKJV). His words abiding in us make us live. They make us come alive, as He is fully alive.
As His words abide in us, they are talking to us. They are enlightening us constantly. They are teaching us new insights every day. They are changing us. They are dynamic, unceasingly at work to transform us into Jesus’ image. They are living and active. They are never passive or dormant. They are Continue reading When God Shares His Thoughts