What Jesus Did! 'God At Work Here!' — John 15:2-3

Monday, October 3, 2022

[Jesus continued, "The Father] cuts off every branch of mine that doesn't produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you."
— John 15:2-3 NLT

Key Thought

God is at work in the vine and in each individual branch attached to the vine. [1] He does exactly what is needed so that the vine, and each individual branch, can be productive. He longs to enjoy the abundant harvest from healthy branches. He works with each branch so that it achieves its maximum production. How is God working in your life right now to make you a more productive person? What is he doing to help you find truly abundant living?

[1] John 15:5.

Today's Prayer

Dear God, my Father in heaven, I ask you to correct me and mold me to be the person you want me to be. Make my life count. Discipline and nurture me as needed to make my life abundantly and joyously productive for your Kingdom and your glory. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Galatians 5:22-23
  • John 10:10
  • 2 Peter 1:3-9


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Illustration of John 15:2-3 NLT — "The Father] cuts off every branch of mine that doesn't produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.