Of course this makes me stop and ponder what all is being meant here. Jesus did say we must be born again to enter the kingdom of heaven. Way back at Adam and Eve when they ate the fruit of good and evil, sided with the enemy , then side stepped with God, they died to their eternal spiritual self. When we are born again accepting Jesus as savior and Lord, we received that eternal spirit back . Jesus has said to live out of that spirit not our flesh one. Our flesh spirit has it's roots in the earth and the curse which produces thorns and thistles . Our spiritual self has its' roots in eternal places and the river of God that flows from the throne. that root produces the abundant life even in times of drought and trials.
Question for us is ; "Are you tapped into living out of the earthly root or or are you tapped into your Father in heavens spiritual root , where the river that never runs dry.?"