I am unable to move past the word “planted” in verse 13.
I considered what it is to be planted in my last post, but planted is also an action. I began meditating (as I garden) on planting and God.
My favorite verse, some call it a ‘Life verse’, is : And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. Gen 2:8. This is the first mention in the Bible of the term ‘planted’, and it was God’s doing.
Perhaps staying planted is something we must be participants in, as I commented on in the last post, but God Himself is the One Who implements the planting. This is true that He orchestrates all that brings us to be a part of a local church, where we should remain planted in the Word and in our Christian lifestyle.
Psalm 1 illustrates a prosperous Christian as being planted in the place of blessing. Further, Romans 6:5 says, For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: All these “planted“s are initiated by God.
The last mention, also significant, is one that we are called to perpetuate, where the Apostle Paul is speaking of sharing the Gospel: 1 Cor. 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.