“ God's Word is an amazing thing. As we read it, it reads us. ”
Plants grow and change every day. God has put miraculous systems in place whereby plants put forth new leaves, bear fruit and develop deeper roots. We learn in Romans that God's power and divine nature are clearly seen in the physical universe.
If the natural world is an indication of His character and plan for us, we know that through God's power He intends for us to bear fruit and grow deep roots.
God's Word is an amazing thing. As we read it, it reads us. When we meditate on it, the dark places in our heart are exposed, calling us to change, growth, and holiness.
But what does holiness look like? Galatians 5:19-24 is very specific
about this. In our sinful nature we gravitate toward:
- Sexual immorality
- Fits of rage
- Selfish ambition
But through the power of the Holy Spirit, made available through Jesus' redemptive work, we leave those selfish acts behind. Like a tree, we produce good spiritual fruit:
Our growth is marked by unselfishness, seeking the good of others and bringing glory to God. As a plant struggles to grow upward and spread out its branches and roots, we must do the same in the power and grace of God.