There are many lessons in John 15, as is the case in all of Jesus’ teaching. Something came to me in such a profound way today from it. It was something I’ve been struggling with for several months now. I felt I had a really good understanding of what the Lord was trying to teach me, yet there seemed to be something missing. Like I wasn’t quite done with it yet. Today…I got it, and I wanted to share it with you, because that’s what I do. I want everyone to know how good our God is, and I know there is someone somewhere who can relate to my experience. So…let me back up just a bit.
It is a natural response to want to defend yourself. I don’t mean physically, like from a shark attack (good luck with that), or with a shield and sword. I’m talking about defending your character, your reputation, your religion, your political ideology, your sense of direction.