Topic: Be Deeply Rooted — Thursday December 7, 2017.
“As you, therefore, have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him; rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have Bible, abounding in it with thanksgiving.” Colossians 2: 6-7 (NKJV)
Beloved, the days are gone when as a believer you still play church. Today, the devil is out of his closet and is roaming the streets in full view, not being secretive about his person or assignment. The incidences of evil manifestations around the world are alarming. And just as the Bible said, the church is not left out. The prevalence of many wolves dressed as sheep, false prophets and teachers standing behind the sacred desk and desecrating God’s altars are alarming. The rather unfortunate thing is that many will be deceived by these false prophets and magicians and fall as prey to the enemy as the Bible says. So the question is, “How can you escape this corruption that is in the world today?” The answer is as is in the scripture above – be rooted and established in Him!
Apostle Paul admonished the Colossian church, having received Christ, to tow the path that He has laid down in general life conduct and behaviour. Here the believer is likened to a tree of righteousness. The word “rooted” in this context means “to become stable”. So what was he saying? As a believer, recognise that Christ is your root and you derive all your life nourishment, and fruitfulness from Him, as long as you remain in Him.
Beloved, if you are going to be deeply rooted, continually built up and established in the faith then you must be taught. The book of Hebrews 10:25 (KJV) says, “Not forsaking the assembly of ourselves together, as the manner of some is…” Therefore, God in His wisdom has raised for you a platform where you can be equipped. Such that you are continually built and established in the knowledge of Him. Always be in the place where the word of God is preached undiluted, unadulterated, and the Holy Spirit is given absolute liberty.
Further Reading: Colossians 1:9-11, 2Timothy 3:10-17
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Daniel 5-7; Evening- 2 John
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.