The Isaiah 53:5 Project


Abiding in Dwelling In

Jesus said that if you are really His disciple and don’t just say you are, then you should be abiding in His Word. The Greek word for “abide” is “menō,” and it means “to remain in, to tarry, not to depart from.” If you are abiding in, dwelling in, living in, and not departing from His Word, then you can know you are His disciples.

If you rarely read His Word, rarely study His Word, and infrequently listen to His Word, then you might want to reconsider whether you really are (truly) His disciple. Jesus equated abiding in His Word with being His disciple. There’s not much wiggle room in that sentence (John 8:31).

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