Posting a verse a week was one of my new years resolutions. I did it for a few weeks and then life got crazy and some of my other blogs started to consume my time and majority of posts on This Ones For You got pushed to the side. But, I’m going to attempt this again. It may not happen every week, but I’ll do my best.
Romans 11:16b-24 “…if the root is holy, so are the branches. If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.”Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but tremble. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either. Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!“
I love this entire analogy. But the words that stick with me throughout my day are “if the root is holy, so are the branches.” To me it is a reminder to everday be concious and intential of where I am rooted, remember what I am working for, and living for. And when you live with God as your root it will effect who you are in your decisions, thoughts, words, actions, and passions. You can’t help but be consumed by it. I can’t think of any better feeling.