Thursday, August 09, 2012

Grafted to God's Vine

We know that grafting or graft is a common term in planting. Grafting is a horticultural technique whereby tissues from one plant are inserted into those of another so that the two sets of vascular tissues may join together.

Did you know that we are also grafted in God’s branch? Let us read the scripture below:

17 But some of these branches from Abraham’s tree—some of the people of Israel—have been broken off. And you Gentiles, who were branches from a wild olive tree, have been grafted in. So now you also receive the blessing God has promised Abraham and his children, sharing in the rich nourishment from the root of God’s special olive tree. 18 But you must not brag about being grafted in to replace the branches that were broken off. You are just a branch, not the root. 19 “Well,” you may say, “those branches were broken off to make room for me.”20 Yes, but remember—those branches were broken off because they didn’t believe in Christ, and you are there because you do believe. So don’t think highly of yourself, but fear what could happen. 21 For if God did not spare the original branches, he won’t spare you either.
(Romans 11:17-21, NLT)

We are grafted in replace of the original branches which are the Jews. Though we are grafted as a replacement, we are favored and blessed to experience the same blessing, favor and grace that the vine has. But of course, as a grafted branch, we don’t have anything to boast about to the vine and to the grafter. If the grafter has the guts to cut-off the original branch, he can also do that to us.

Now, all we have to do is to enjoy being grafted to the vine. As a grafted branch, we must also do the things we have to do and that is sharing the good news and winning souls for Him for us to be more fruitful.


Robert Park said...

A blessing on your head. Mazel tov! Your explaining
grafting was easy for someone like me to understand. And your unequivocal testimony of faith amazed me. I took courage from your strength. Gracias a Dios para
alguien como Usted.

donald monroe said...

My god would never chosen one over the other....if all roads lead to israel....then those roads lead to the devil and hell

Kimberly Nunneley said...

This is like false advertising when you put this on Pinterest. Sigh.

Benoit BARRAS said...

once again this kind of article... I never look pinterest again. You corrupt this site !

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