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Aug 10 Devotion: Where Are Your Roots?

Where Are Your Roots?

Proverbs 12:1-3 [1] Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish. [2] A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord : but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. [3] A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

On Friday this past week I had an old tree stump I had to remove. I had to use a large, high-capacity fork truck. Then when I got home Friday we had some bushes we were going to remove. Those I was able to tie a rope around, and pull out with my truck. While one of these was a little harder to remove than the other, they both could still be removed. No matter how big the main tree or bush may be it can still be broken away from its root system. Why? Being rooted in this world they are just temporary. In vs. 3 of our text it tells “A man shall not be established by wickedness.” When you look at the people who are rooted in this world you see people who are up and down, many times on a daily basis. We may see them have many successes. However, they are always then looking for the next thing to fulfill them. Those successes don’t sustain them. Think about our own lives. When we accomplish something in this world it does make us feel good, but it’s not what gets us through those tough days. I could go play golf today and shoot my best score ever, but that will do nothing for me in the storm that may come tomorrow. That’s why we should be rooted in the things of God. Being rooted in God isn’t just reading our Bible a little, or coming to church on Sunday. It must go deeper than that. Have you put your complete trust in Him? Being rooted in God is putting our complete faith and trust in Him. It’s living the way God would have us to live. It is also seeking His guidance for the directions we are to go in our lives. When we are rooted in Him and His righteousness then we won’t be moved. When things do come our way we just know that God has it all under control. Are you growing roots in this world, or are you rooted in Him today?

God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson


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