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Where are we rooted?

Matthew 13:5-6 (NLT)

Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. But the plants soon wilted under the hot sun, and since they didn’t have deep roots, they died.

Job 8:12-13(NLT)

12 While they are still flowering, not ready to be cut,
    they begin to wither more quickly than grass.
13 The same happens to all who forget God.
    The hopes of the godless evaporate.

Psalm 91:1(NLT)

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
    will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

I’m using one of those reading plans in the YouVersion Bible App, and yesterday’s reading included passages from these three books.  There’s so much good word in these selections, but I was particularly drawn to the recurring theme of roots.

In the physical world, we know a plant has trouble surviving if its roots aren’t established.  In the spiritual realm, it is the same with us.  Our roots must grow down deep, and be established in the truth of God’s Word.

I love the promise of Psalm 91, that when we dwell in Him, stay submitted to His authority, and live in His presence, under His covering, we find rest and protection in the shadow of His wing. Doesn’t that sound like somewhere where you’d like to stay?  Well, let’s get there, and stay there.


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