When you compare the wild olive to believers, you see that a born-again-believer must first be broken as the servants did the wild olive. A believer has to confess his/her need for a savior, and have Christ take out the sin nature that is at our very core.
After this heart surgery by the Master Physician, you are then ready to shine your light with the oil of the Holy Spirit. As the oil from the wild olive burned clean and bright after the olive had been smashed and the inside of it removed, you too will shine brightly for those around you to see.
Paul writes in Romans 11 that you are a wild olive shoot grafted in. He didn’t use a cultivated olive shoot or a sycamore. He used a symbol, “wild olive shoot” with which his readers could associate.
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