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Day 209: Getting At The Root

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
2 Chronicles 21:1-23:21
Romans 11:13-36
Psalm 22:1-18
Proverbs 20:7
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Commentary from Pastor Mike White:

For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches. – Rom 11:16

The firstfruit is a seed; something we sow as a deposit to guarantee the condition of everything that follows. When worship is our firstfruit – when we live our lives in a posture of worship – everything we think, say, and do will be a reflection of God’s heart.

God is not after behavior modification; He cares about heart transformation. He cares about the motivation behind our actions. When the motivation for the way we live our lives is to honor God, our lives will become a reflection of His glory.

Our firstfruits don’t have to be huge; they just have to be of good quality. Our roots don’t have to be deep right off the bat; they just have to be ready to grow. When we honor God with our intentions, His Holy Spirit will flow through everything that follows.


Father, I give you my whole heart. I want everything I think, say, and do to be motivated by my love for You! You freely gave Your Son to die for my sins; I freely give my life to You in return.

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