“You removed a vine from Egypt; You drove out the nations and planted it.You cleared the ground before it, and it took deep root and filled the land.” (Psalm 80:8-9, NASB)
“One of the greatest tragedies in life is wasted opportunity – not making the most of what God has given us …
God blesses us to make us a blessing … The vine became like all the other vines. The Israelites compromises and sinned. So God had to cut down His vine and discipline His people.
Remember, God has planted you where you are that you might be a blessing. He wants you to take deep root. He wants you to bear rich fruit. And if you will draw upon His spiritual power, He will enable you to be a blessing. Bloom where you are planted and bear fruit to the glory of God and the enrichment of others.”
(from Prayer, Praise & Promises by Warren W. Wiersbe, page 213)