Rooted in the word
In the area of being rooted in the word the bible says that it is fantastic if we don't walk with the ungodly.
Getting uprooted from the World
Psalms 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
In essence we should try to to stay away from any aspect of sin whether its condoning it, collaborating in it or being completely comfortable in it. Pull up the Roots!
If much of our life is spent in spiritual warfare and suppressing the flesh than why in the world would we want to have friend that would make it harder to live right? Of course we need to be friendly and loving but careful.
-You often will become like those you spend time with.
Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
-Why would we ever want what God has given so much to save us from.
2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
We need to be careful about who our friends are! They can hinder our potential for Christ.
Prov1:10 My son if sinners entice thee consent thou not.
Don't think I am crazy, but we need to uproot ourselves from those who aren't living right.
1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
Getting rooted in the Word.
Notice how there does not see seem to be any middle ground its either walking with the world or rooted in the word. After all the bible does say you are either cold or hot, salt or not.
Psalms 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Gods word is the most beneficial thing you could be rooted in.
Gives us truth....John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
Cleanses us .... Ephesians 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Keeps us from sinning...Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
The word of God is a power source that will never run out, will never get old, will never get dull...
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Being rooted in the word will make you prosper and have success. In life yes but most importantly in your Spiritual life.
Rooted near a Water source.
Psalms 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Psalms 92:13 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.
Being Planted on the word of God is safe, its satisfying, its secure, and it is our strength!
A tree planted by the water is strong, its not affected by the drought of this world.
It will bear fruit in his season, it will prosper.
Its leaf will not wither, it will not get tired, it will not get dried up.
A tree planted by the river cant feel weak because it is planted on its source of strength.
Lets remain rooted in the Word!
Rooted in Faith
Colossians 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
Question, was Christs work complete? yes of course.
Next question since Christ's work is complete and we have received Him how should we walk in Him? Completely?
Since God has bought us, I would say He wants all of us, correct? He did not pay such a tremendous price to receive part of us!
Being rooted in Him really gives us the ability to be stable, sure, steadfast, single minded, and safe. We have a lot to be thankful for.
Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
We are rooted and then built up in him which is the establishing of our faith. After all, faith will, with out doubt, produce what is seen above the soil.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
How can you love someone you do not believe? How can you obey without belief? How can you act on the phrase "He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him" without having faith?
Will you choose to be rooted in God, He is our only source for our strength in the Christian life!.....Because if you are not completely rooted in Him.....Who are you fooling?
1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him;
that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence,
and not be ashamed before him at his coming.