“Yes, but remember—those branches were broken off because they didn’t believe in Christ, and you are there because you do believe. So don’t think highly of yourself, but fear what could happen. For if God did not spare the original branches, he won’t spare you either.”
As I read this it is a reminder of where my heart and mind should be; that is on Jesus as Lord and Savior. The free gift of knowing Jesus is there and nothing can take or steal that gift from us but we must receive that gift and accept it. We are grafted on and apart of the family but we need to renew our mind daily and seek to know Him as our strength. When we get caught up in this world and loose focus, He still loves us but we can struggle with our belief. God will never make us believe in His Son, He will just show us His glory and majesty, we have to accept and believe it. This is all the time, in good times and in bad. When we get tired we must turn to Him and when all is well we must praise Him.
Can Gods love for us change, no, but we can change what we believe if we don't stay connected. Look at what it says in Mark chapter 9 verses 20-24 “So they brought the boy. But when the evil spirit saw Jesus, it threw the child into a violent convulsion, and he fell to the ground, writhing and foaming at the mouth. “How long has this been happening?” Jesus asked the boy’s father. He replied, “Since he was a little boy. The spirit often throws him into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us, if you can.” “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.” The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” We can't let the little unbelief take root in our heart because any root that is planted can start to grow and we want to make sure only the good roots grow. This is not written to make us worried, Paul shares this to keep us humble and focused on Jesus at all times.
It says, "don't think highly of yourself..." this is so we don't get comfortable and become lazy. Verse 22 goes on to say, “Notice how God is both kind and severe. He is severe toward those who disobeyed, but kind to you if you continue to trust in His kindness. But if you stop trusting, you also will be cut off.” We need to accept Jesus and then co-labor with Him, learning and growing everyday to live in the peace and joy that God promises then we will shine His light and reach people that don't know Him. As we grow and open our hearts to Him, our love grows and we start living what the word says and that truth sets us free to be His children. Let's be thankful all the time and never loose hope in what we have because He first loved us, and has given us eternal life. I want to finish with verse 36 which says “For everything comes from Him and exists by His power and is intended for His glory. All glory to Him forever! Amen.”