In the latest Memorable Verses edition of Deep in Scripture, Marcus Grodi and Seth Paine look at what the Scriptures have to say about what it means to abide in Christ, and specifically how loving one another helps us to abide in Christ. Reflecting on one passage from John’s Gospel, and one from his first Epistle, they dig into how God’s love empowers us not only to remain in him, but also to share that love with others. Seth even sings his verse, so be listening for that!
“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. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:4-5
“Beloved, let us love one another. For love is of God, and everyone that loves is born of God, and knows God. He that loves not, knows not God, for God is love.” I John 4:7-8