- If a vine be fruitful, it is valuable. But if not fruitful, it
is worthless and useless, it is cast into the fire. Thus man is
capable of yielding a precious fruit, in living to God; this is
the sole end of his existence; and if he fails in this, he is of
no use but to be destroyed. What blindness then attaches to
those who live in the total neglect of God and of true religion!
This similitude is applied to Jerusalem. Let us beware of an
unfruitful profession. Let us come to Christ, and seek to abide
in him, and to have his words abide in us.