Jesus and the Apostles taught people who knew Creation and made their living by paying attention to that Creation.
Today people are not aware of the stars above or the soil below, and they can enjoy grafted plants without knowing what they are.
The illustration above shows how to graft roses, when a wild rose root base is grafted together with a showy rose above.
The first phrase from this part of James is a sermon by itself.
Receive is a synonym for believe, a concept never grasped by the Enthusiasts. Receiving the Word is another way of saying - Believe in the Word. Since the Word conveys Christ and all His benefits, believing the Word means placing our trust in Christ.
John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
|The Double Delight graft is impossible to ignore or deny.|
|Easy care roses, like the KnockOut|
are treated like weeds and look like weeds.
The Christian faith is a gift to be nurtured,
not to be taken for granted,
or sold to the highest bidder.