In the teaching on the true vine, Jesus said that any branch that bears fruit will be
In the teaching on the true vine, Jesus said that any branch that bears fruit will be pruned.
To understand this, we need to know that in this teaching, Jesus used the image of a vine and its branches to describe our relationship with Him. He said that He is the vine, and we are the branches. He also said that God is the gardener who takes care of the vineyard.
When a branch on a vine produces fruit, it is a sign that the branch is healthy and doing what it is supposed to do. However, the gardener still needs to do some work on the branch. He prunes it by cutting off the dead or unproductive parts so that it can grow stronger and produce even more fruit.
In the same way, Jesus said that God prunes the branches in our lives that are not bearing fruit, so that we can become even more fruitful. This process may be painful or uncomfortable, but it is necessary for us to grow and become more like Jesus. So, if we are bearing fruit in our lives, we can expect God to prune us so that we can become even better and more fruitful in our service to Him.