Grafted to Live
”’… For if the roots of the tree are holy, the branches will be too.”
But some of these branches….have been broken off. And you who were branches from, we might say, a wild olive tree, were grafted in. So now you, too, receive the blessing God has promised Abraham and his children, sharing in God’s rich nourishment of his own special olive tree. But you must be careful not to brag about being put in to replace the branches that were broken off. Remember that you are important only because you are now a part of God’s tree; you are just a branch, not a root.
“Well,” you may be saying, “those branches were broken off to make room for me, so I must be pretty good.”
Watch out! Remember that those branches….were broken off because they didn’t believe God, and you are there only because you do. Do not be proud; be humble and grateful—and careful.
For if God did not spare the branches he put there in the first place, he won’t spare you either.
Notice how God is both kind and severe. He is very hard on those who disobey, but very good to you if you continue to love and trust him. But if you don’t, you too will be cut off. On the other hand, if (one) leaves their unbelief behind them and come back to God, God will graft them back into the tree again. He has the power to do it. For if God was willing to take you who were so far away from him—being part of a wild olive tree—and graft you into his own good tree—a very unusual thing to do—don’t you see that he will be far more ready to put the (broken) back again, who were there in the first place?
I want you to know about this truth from God, dear brothers and sisters, so that you will not feel proud and start bragging…..
…. “There shall come out of Zion a Deliverer…
Now many of the Jews (broken branches0 are enemies of the Gospel. They hate it. But this has been a benefit to you, for it has resulted in God’s giving his gifts to you Gentiles. Yet the Jews are still beloved of God because of his promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
For God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn; he will never go back on his promises…..
Oh, what a wonderful God we have! How great are his wisdom and knowledge and riches! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his methods! For who among us can know the mind of the Lord? Who knows enough to be his counselor and guide? And who could ever offer to the Lord enough to induce him to act? For everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by his power, and everything is for his glory. To him be glory evermore.
Romans 11:16-36 Living Bible (TLB)
Glory to the Father-Son-Spirit by Christ Jesus we are grafted by the Body & Blood into the only God in heaven and earth the great “I am” Jehovah God.
Live Life with Expectation!
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