This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
Bearing much fruit comes with spiritual maturity. When you devote yourself to God and His will, the more this fruit is evident in your life. And when you aren’t connected to the life giving vine, you stop bearing fruit. Stay connected to God with daily prayer, reading His Word and by being thankful.
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Let’s encourage each other by giving honor where honor is due. Everyone needs to feel appreciated and we all know someone who deserves a little credit for everything they do. Take a moment to honor someone with a sincere and authentic compliment.
Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.
You have a new identity in Christ. You are no longer a slave to sin and because you’ve been set free from sin you can offer yourself to God so he can use you for his purpose. Devote yourself to God and to his service with all your heart.