4 Remain in Me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me.
A person that has been capsized into the ocean and does not remain with his life saver will drown. In the same way, on earth, we need to abide in Christ who keeps our faith afloat. We need to put Him on every day or else we endanger ourselves by drowning our faith which will weaken it and make us useless in producing fruit for the Lord.