[b]The choice vine.[/b]
My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: and he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, . . . and he looked that it should bring forth grapes.--Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, . . . envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: . . . but the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandmen. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Abide in me, and I in you. . . . Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
GEN. 49. 11. Is. 5. 1, 2.--Je. 2. 21. Ga. 5. 19, 21-23. John 15. 1, 2, 4, 8.
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