Jesus has been preparing His follower’s for His own suffering and death. I will be through the sacrificial death of the Messiah that a great spiritual harvest will be possible. Jesus blesses us abundantly and therefore He expects to find fruit in His followers. But in this passage, we see that in spite of all her privileges, the nation of Israel is lacking in spiritual fruit. We are challenged through the example of Jesus to die to self in order to bring forth much fruit.