Rooted and Grounded
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Rooted and Grounded is a figure of speech in which two words are used but one thing is meant. Our foundation, our roots, are to be firmly planted in the love of God, in the right way of believing as we have been taught, and in the hope of Christ's return.
© Copyright September, 2003 Michael Cortright