Rooted in Christ.

Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught.

Colossians 2:7

Paul also tells us to be rooted in Christ. Roots serve two important functions.

They give a tree stability, enabling it to stand in fierce storms, and they provide nutrients from the soil.

In Hosea 14:5-7 we see that the cedars of Lebanon are associated with three things: the lily, the olive tree, and the vine.

The cedars of Lebanon are very tall and the roots are very deep, and they signify the Christ.

A balanced christian life is one which is mixed in solitude and ministry. Jesus enjoyed solitude but he was also at home in a crowd.

Often deep things are hidden from our sight.

Pursuing the depths of God's word strengthen's our inner or spirit man which ultimately tells if we are rooted in Him.

A person rooted in God has branches that is heavy with fruit. Gen 49 speak about Joseph as a fruitful bough.

In the year of drought also they will bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:8.

The more we commit the word to memory the richer we become.