What does it mean to abide in Christ? It’s not some mystic metaphor. It’s a real… just as real as the roots in the ground or the branches of a tree.
A branch can only bear fruit if it abides in its vine. We can only bear fruit if we abide in Jesus. And how do we do that? By faith that is rooted in trusting God.
A branch stays attached to a vine so that it can live. That’s why we abide in Christ.