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VSeveral passages in the Old Testament refer to Israel as the vine of God. Some of these passages tell about how displeased God was with the vine He had planted because Israel had turned from Him and worshipped idols. The psalmist wrote about what happened to Israel when God withdrew His hand of protection, but Isaiah offered hope in his prophecy of a new vine that would appear later.

For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are his pleasant planting; and he looked for Jesus_is_the_vine__by_eagletophjustice, but behold, bloodshed; for righteousness, but behold, an outcry!     Isaiah 5:7

Yet I planted you a choice vine, wholly of pure seed. How then have you turned degenerate and become a wild vine?      Jeremiah 2:21
14 Turn again, O God of hosts! Look down from heaven, and see; have regard for this vine, 15 the stock that your right hand planted, and for the son whom you made strong for yourself. 16 They have burned it with fire; they have cut it down; may they perish at the rebuke of your face!      Psalm 80:14-16

There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.      Isaiah 11:1

In the New Testament, Jesus told his disciples that He was the true vine, the one that would not fail.

I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.      John 15:1

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.      John 15:5

Jesus continued with this metaphor by describing His disciples, and by implication all future believers, as the branches, and their good works as the fruit that is produced by the vine. As the vine, Jesus provides the spiritual life and nourishment that is needed for the branches to be fruitful. The picture of the vine and branches also illustrates that, if believers are truly connected to Jesus, there will be a central unity at the core of our relationship with Christ even if there are differences of opinion in the details of our religious practices.

Other names and characteristics of God that begin with V are:

He who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together.
Who is my adversary? Let him come near to me.      Isaiah 50:8

The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord is avenging and wrathful;
the Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies.      Nahum 1:2

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.      1 Corinthians 15:57

Blessings,

Linda

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Comments on: "A to Z Challenge–The Names of God—V is for Vine | by Linda Brendle" (4)

  1. Great post, Linda, and the only thing I don’t care for is when the pruning happens. It often hurts. ;-)

    • Yes, it does! I think about that often when I’m working in the garden, and I apologize to my plants when I have to snip a bit here and there! I know how they feel.
      Blessings,
      Linda

  2. OHH ineteresting note “Vine of God”

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