Root and Fruit

Isaiah 37:31 – “The surviving remnant of the house of Judah will again take root downward and bear fruit upward.”

That’s the order, as we saw in Colossians 2:6-7 this morning. We have been rooted in Christ (perfect tense, focusing upon the past action, once and for all), and in Him we will bear much fruit. Apart from Christ we can do nothing, we can bear no fruit (John 15). The agricultural imagery is used of God’s elect people, the remnant, preparing us for I Corinthians 3:5ff. “…you are God’s field…” Note how agricultural and architectural imagery is used both in Col. 2:6-7 and I Cor. 3:5-15.

SDG,
Ezra

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