Sadly many people who receive Jesus as their Savior stay as superficial Christians. They are saved, but their relationship with Jesus stays at a surface level and their lives produce no good fruit. Like a dry, withered branch of a vine, they produce nothing of worth for the kingdom of God. But when we abide in Jesus and let Him work in and through us, we develop a deep, intimate, relationship with Him. This allows us to productively work hand in hand with the Lord and become lush, bountiful, fruitful vines. And when we produce good fruit for the glory of God, we in turn receive the blessings and joy of a job well done!