Date: November 11, 2013 10:45 PM
Topic: +DEV+ Who Has Good Roots
Who Has Good Roots
"The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time." (Matthew 13:20-21)
Scripture Focus: Matthew 13:3-23
The hakea bush grows quick, thick and tall. It looks like a good plant for a hedge. But a strong wind will knock it over because the root system is very poor. The part of the plant that you can't see determines its real character.
When it comes to our character, do we concentrate on growing the parts that will impress others? Just like in the plant world, the part of us that can't be seen determines our real character. It is the place where we put down our spiritual roots. If we ignore it, we are just like the hakea bush because of our weak roots.
Jesus tells us that the one who has good roots is "...the man who hears the word and understands it" (Matthew 13:23). It takes time to consider if you have really heard and understood the Word of God. It takes a wholehearted effort to daily read God's Word. Take the time to think and meditate on what you learn and how it applies to your life. Then you will find that when difficulties arise, you will remain standing in faith and rooted in Jesus.
Insight: No tree can be strong without strong roots. Put your roots down deep in God's promises, and they will hold you up.
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