Contributed by Jon Lipka on May 6, 2012
As branches of the vine, it is our purpose to produce much fruit, not simply to serve ourselves by producing leafy growth.
God told Abram, “All people on earth will be blessed through you” (Gen. 12:3). He was not pointing to Isaac. Nor to Jacob, the first Israel; even though he brought blessing where he went, he was not the perfection of the promise—of God’s covenant. Similarly the sons of Jacob