Instead of just reading Bible passages, believing and accepting the handed down meanings for them, you can choose meanings that feel right for you at your present understanding.
Let it be YOUR understanding interpret the word meanings, and you will find that now, the passages do make sense.
So get a ‘dictionary, pen and paper’ and choose your own meanings for words.
So…this is my understanding of this passage.
Dictionary meaning for ‘vine’ the ‘stem.’
Who or what is the ‘I’ that is the ‘vine and main body who supports the branches?
How about the ‘spirit,’ because
According to the dictionary a ‘spirit’ is a
INNER INTELLIGENT LIFE FORCE
Is the ‘spirit’ the ‘I’?
For me, YES.
I Am the Vine. The’ Inner Life Force’ of its branches.
We are the ‘branches.’
According to dictionary
‘developed from a principle source.’
What is the ‘principle source’ of anything?
God, also known as Spirit.
The Spirit, which is the
Inner Intelligent Life Force
Principle Source of its branches, US
As ‘branches’ we are connected to the
Inner Intelligent Life Force.
To ‘abide’ means
‘conform,’ no ‘complaints,’ be in agreement with,’ to ‘wait patiently’
To ‘comply’ with all Gods ways.
Do you ‘abide’ with God?
Dictionary meaning for ‘fruit’