Jesus says, “I am the vine and you are the branches.” We are made to be connected to Jesus and our identity is an outgrowth of God as we are made in the image of God. The world continues to tell you that you should just ‘be yourself,’ but there is no discussion of how to do this or where this road might lead. Whether he meant to or not, today we are going to talk about a rapper that shows us where the road of ‘self’ actually leads.
Jesus says in John 15: “I am the vine and you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.“
In Christ, you become your true self, free and alive, as a producing vine on the branch because you no longer live for yourself, but you live for the love of God. That is a higher value than you could ever achieve on your own.
We need Jesus to show us how to live in this freedom, unfortunately our relentless pursuit of self only leads to being a slave to our own base desires.