If we hear the word abide, we kinda know what it means … but have you ever looked it up.
The definition is to live, or to dwell, or “to continue without fading or being lost.”
Apply those meanings to this scripture:
Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.
If we live/dwell in Jesus without fading or being lost, He will do the same for us. Isn’t that an amazing promise?
Let’s all take time to remember how amazing it is that He abides with us.
Here’s a couple old hymns that focus on this thought. Bonus points if you’ve heard both of them. We used to sing it at old fashioned camp meetings when I was a holiness girl in the 70s.