January 9, 2015

Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving (Colossians 2:7).

One must be planted in Christ to take root. Growth only occurs in well-rooted plants (Ephesians 3:17). Developing good roots comes through digging into the meat of God’s word to differentiate between good and evil (Hebrews 5:12-14).

The Christian’s foundation is Christ (1 Corinthians 3:10-11; Ephesians 2:20). Being built up is an ongoing process. True strength in the building can only be found through faith in Christ (1 Thessalonians 1:2-3).

Growing and becoming stronger in Christ ought to produce a life filled with thanksgiving (Colossians 3:15-17; 4:2). Our mouths will be filled with thanksgiving (Ephesians 5:4, 20).

The book Meditations Of My Heart (from which this daily devotional is taken) is available / can be ordered from Sain Publications (931-363-6905 or email psain@sainpublications.com).

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