Thursday, April 24, 2014

Every plant...

One or two notes taken from a sermon by one of our ministers some years ago. This is a summary not a verbatim quote.

Matthew 15v13: "But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up".

Points: 1. The greatest planting done by the father; 2. The Lord's people as plants; 3. Those that are not planted by the father.

1. The Lord Jesus Christ was the greatest planting done by the Most High and is referred to often as a plant. He is the Rose of Sharon -- His name is as ointment poured forth. How few today love to think of the Godhead. He is the lily of the valleys  -  He is with His people in the dark valleys through which they travel. There are different valleys but the lily, Christ, is the same always.  He is the apple tree and the fruits of His death are sweet to His people. He is the Plant of Renown. He is the Branch. He is the True Vine.

2. The Lord's people are planted by Him. They are in the wilderness of this world. The Bible refers to the fir and the oak and the pine being found in the wilderness -- the place you would not expect to find these kinds of trees.

3. In the preceding verses the Pharisees are seen with their traditions of men, which Christ condemned. Unlike false plants such as the Pharisees, the Lord's people always have green leaves…see Psalm One.