Drop the base!
Base: (noun) the bottom of anything, considered its support or the part of a thing on which it stands or rests
Base: (verb) to found; to lay the base or foundation
- The base of the tree is the root system
o The root system is not just one tap root with other roots branching off it, it is a mass of roots. Basically a jungle of tough roots, overlapping one another, spreading both deep and wide
Ephesians 3:14-19 – explains to us the expanse of God’s love and how our roots should be like that.
- We don’t see this most of the time. To find it we have to dig – get to know the person
o The roots are often hidden from view, but we know they are there. We may not see the roots themselves, but they can cause outward ‘damage’ that cause us to know they’re there.
o They can crack sidewalks, foundations, rocks – to others this would be damage but to us it is breaking the hardness of our hearts. It is the outward appearance of our Godly time. That we have soaked ourselves in the Word, that we have made the choice to grow deep
- We should base – found or lay the base or foundation of – our lives on the Word of God
Deuteronomy 32:2 (NIV); Psalm 118:22; Isaiah 28:16; Acts 4:10-12
These verses above explain who the base of our faith is. His attributes spoken over him via the Old Testament and the realization of who the cornerstone is via the revelation on Acts.
- The bottom of anything, considered its support or the part of a thing on which it stands or rests
- Already established, the base of a tree is the root system, underneath the ground. What do you see?
- The base of the tree, often seen as a place of resting. (More on that later)
Let’s just for now call the base of the oak an altar. We will discuss the base of the tree as both a place of sacrifice and of offering.