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The Old Covenant believers were to be obedient. The New Covenant believers bear fruit. The Old Testament saint was a servant. The New Covenant saint is a son.
“You give glory to my Father when you produce a lot of fruit and therefore show that you are my disciples” (John 15:8 GW).
Jesus told a parable about how fruit grows. “26And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, 27and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how” (Mark 4:26-27 NKJV).
Fruit just grows and we don’t know how. It’s not in what we do. It’s not in how obedient we are or anything else about our performance. We plant the Word in our hearts and somehow fruit grows. We abide in Christ and fruit grows. We don’t know how because we didn’t do anything. Jesus does it. He is the vine.
As we allow the Holy Spirit to work in us and we plant the Word and water it with more of the Word, fruit grows. The fruit gives glory to God not because of our efforts but because He did it.