And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them…
and the sinner for whose conversion things are working, spared a time.
I. A FACT STATED.
1. These branches were broken off.
2. For a double cause.
(1) "That I might be grafted in."
(2) Because of unbelief.
II. A CAUTION GIVEN — against —
2. Indifference to God.
III. AN AWFUL JUDGMENT IMPLIED. If we take not heed we too shall be broken off. Therefore, serve the Lord, and fear and love Him now.
(W. P. Taylor.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;