Grafted in the Vine
17 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, 18 do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you. 19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” 20 Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but tremble. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either.
22 Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. 23 And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. 24 After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!
The reason I am a Christian today and grafted in the vine is because God is good. He chose me even if I am not worthy to be chosen. Can you fathom that?
I cannot. Why choose me? Why make me fruitful? What gave me the right to be chosen? All the answers to my questions is I DON’T KNOW – it is just the GRACE of GOD.
The reason God is kind to me is because I acknowledge His kindness. Not that I manufacture kindness but I get my kindness in Christ. On my own, I am not kind. I am actually unkind, ungrateful and un-Christian.
Prayer: Lord thank you for grafting me in the vine. Thank you for choosing to give me life so I can bear fruit. Lord may my fruitfulness give glory to your name. In Jesus name, Amen.