Why should you be grounded and rooted in love? Are you grounded and rooted in love? It is possible to have a spec of love but not necessarily grounded and rooted in love. Being grounded and rooted shows a sense of stability. Not shifty in love as most can be or we sometimes are. There is usually a daily test on that love that can cause it to be shaky if one is not rooted. People can usually test that stability. Love is always tried. But when grounded and rooted, it stands. So why should you be grounded and rooted in love?
Ephesians 3:17-19: “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.“
If you do not walk in love, you cannot know the love of Christ which cannot be grasped by human knowledge. If you do not know the love of Christ, you cannot know the love of God for Christ is God. If you do not know the love of God, you cannot know God.
1 John 4:7-8 “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” (KJV)
God and love are inseparable entities. You cannot split the two. Walk in love, and you walk in God.
1 John 4:16: “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” (KJV)
Dwelling outside of love is dwelling outside of God and therefore you cannot know God. There are therefore spiritual realities you will never know in the absence of love. Knowledge rests on love. Absence of love is fullness of spiritual blindness.
Love is the principle of hacking into the treasury of God and love is practiced in community. “that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints.” You cannot therefore say that you love somebody from a distance.
So do you desire to know God more? Do you desire to be able to perceive spiritual realities and walk on a whole new level? The first and the most important step is evident. Be grounded and rooted in love.