This lesson continues the series taken from the book of Colossians.
“Continue to live in him (Christ), rooted and built up in him (Colossians 2:6).”
To get a sense of what the word “rooted” implies, think about Bermuda grass. As everyone knows who has had to contend with Bermuda grass, it’s just about nearly impossible to eliminate it!
In fact, Paul only uses that word one other time in Scriptures, in his letter to the Ephesians. “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love…(Ephesians 3:17-18).”
Rooted in Christ. Rooted in love.
In this lesson, Mike provides a vivid illustration of what our love for Christ should look like.
This is what the Lord says:
“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
who draws strength from mere flesh
and whose heart turns away from the Lord.
6 That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;
they will not see prosperity when it comes.
They will dwell in the parched places of the desert,
in a salt land where no one lives.
7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
8 They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”
Jeremiah 17:5-8 (NIV)