Seven verses that give you a feel for the Roots Rhythm
If we had only one Bible verse to help us catch onto the tempo of the Roots Rhythm, it would probably be Genesis 12.3:
All families on earth will be blessed through you (Abraham).
That is the first verse in the set of seven "Roots Verses" below. They are snippets from all over the Bible that get you started toward seeing that the God of the Bible is using the "Abraham Strategy," working through the descendants of Abraham to bless the whole human race.
God's strategy for his campaign to save the world is not simple or boring, and his rhythm for life is not monotonous. It is complex and vibrant. It takes some time to get our minds around it, but that doesn't matter. We can love it before we understand it all. We just move with the rhythm as far as we understand, and we gradually get better at it. These seven verses are a great starting point.
Preview the seven "Roots Verses" (scroll down)
Guide for daily use. Combines some short declarations and prayers with personalized wording of the "Roots Verses" to help us draw our security and significance from our roots in Abraham
One key story about our roots in Abraham
Seven verses about our roots in Abraham through Christ and the Holy Spirit
All quotes are from the New Living Translation.
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All the families on earth will be blessed through you [Abraham]. Genesis 12.3
But some of these branches from Abraham’s tree—some of the people of Israel—have been broken off. And you Gentiles, who were branches from a wild olive tree, have been grafted in. So now you also receive the blessing God has promised Abraham and his children, sharing in the rich nourishment from the root of God’s special olive tree. Romans 11.17
Let your roots grow down into him [Jesus the Messiah], and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Colossians 2.7
Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. John 15.5
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5.22-23
And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you. Galatians 3.29
In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us. Colossians 3.11