This weekend gave me sufficient time to ponder the importance of roots. That may be a vague title because “roots” are a fairly broad category! Roots are obviously very significant in the plant world, and they are important in the study of ancestry and family lines. I happened to be pondering my own family roots, but the subject of roots actually gets quite a bit of attention, spiritually speaking, in the Bible. These verses came to my mind this morning and I want to share them with you to ponder this week…regardless of your past, where are you putting down roots now? These scriptures are a great place to start…
7 Blessed [with spiritual security] is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord. 8 “For he will be [nourished] like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river; and will not fear the heat when it comes; but its leaves will be green and moist. And it will not be anxious and concerned in a year of drought, nor stop bearing fruit.
6 Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in [union with] Him [reflecting His character in the things you do and say—living lives that lead others away from sin], 7 having been deeply rooted [in Him] and now being continually built up in Him and [becoming increasingly more] established in your faith, just as you were taught, and overflowing in it with gratitude.