Today's Abiding in Christ word comes from John Piper. I particularly loved several parts of a sermon he preached in April, 2011 on this topic. Those parts are excerpted below. Please find the full message here. John Piper's words in red.
5 Questions Raised by Verse 31
For the purposes of our study, we'll deal only with John Piper's answers to questions 2, 3, 4, 5.
Answer Number 2