We come to Jesus Christ alone, and look to His finished work alone, to be received by faith alone, regarding our right standing. But we don’t move on from Jesus to begin to live the Christian life and bear much fruit. Beloved, we never leave Jesus. We remain in Jesus and we only go deeper, and deeper, into Jesus. We never get beyond Jesus for all eternity.
The only way to glorify God is through abiding in Jesus Christ and the fruit that is born from that abiding.
When Jesus says, “I am the true vine”, He is saying that any attempt on our part to bear fruit, apart from abiding in Jesus, will fail.