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The Axe To The Root

Axe at Tree Root pic

And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire” (Matthew 3:10). Beware of the swinging axe of God that will cut down those who aren’t producing good fruit. You may have heard this from the pulpit as it slashed through the audience. I hope not, but John is not talking about believers. If you are in Christ, God has grafted you into the vine and the root is Jesus. “For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches” (Romans 11:16). No longer is the root in need of the axe. Jesus took all the punishment and wrath of God on our behalf. No longer are we in jeopardy of being cast into the fire. It is far from us. The unbeliever, however, is in jeopardy. Jesus loves the unbeliever and the sinner. That’s why He died on the cross. Therefore, it is for us to love them into the kingdom just as Jesus loves them and first loved us.