Roots are pretty incredible structures. We rarely see them when we look at plants and trees, but they are viral to their survival. Roots help anchor the tree in place to keep it from getting blown over by winds or pushed over by something. They also absorb nutrients from the soil they’re planted in and use them to feed the tree. It’s no wonder the Bible’s uses trees as metaphors for us. Where your roots are grounded matters. Each of us have our roots somewhere and they are feeding our spirit. They also are our anchor when we run into difficult seasons. Have you thought about your root system or are you more concerned with how things appear above ground?
Here are some Bible verses on roots.
1. See to it that no one falls short of God’s grace; that no root of resentment springs up and causes trouble, and by it many be defiled.
Hebrews 12:15 AMP
2. But since they don’t have deep roots, they don’t last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God’s word.
Matthew 13:21 NLT
3. What the wicked construct finally falls into ruin, while the roots of the righteous give life, and more life.
Proverbs 12:12 MSG
4. And I pray that Christ will make his home in your hearts through faith. I pray that you may have your roots and foundation in love, so that you, together with all God’s people, may have the power to understand how broad and long, how high and deep, is Christ’s love.
Ephesians 3:17-18 GNT
5. Your spiritual roots go deeply into his life as you are continually infused with strength, encouraged in every way. For you are established in the faith you have absorbed and enriched by your devotion to him!
Colossians 2:7 TPT
Where you have your roots matters.