You brought a vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it. You cleared the ground for it; it took deep root and filled the land. Psalms 80:8-9
The people of Israel understood from the Scriptures the symbolism of their nation as a vine. But this Jesus, He says things that are hard to understand! If Israel isn’t the true vine, what is? Who is?
Read John 15:1-17. What do you think Jesus meant when He said that He was the true vine? What do you think He meant when He said that you and I are branches? What is the link between abiding and obedience and fruit bearing? In verse 17, what does Jesus command of us? What gives Him the right?