Romans 11:20 - Standing in Awe and Faith not Pride.

Romans 11:20; Standing in Awe and Faith not Pride.

Rom 11:20 (NRSV) They were broken off because of their unbelief, 
but you stand only through faith. So do not become proud, but stand 
in awe. 

The olive tree is the place of privilege that was first occupied 
by the natural branches (the Jews). The wild branches are Gentiles 
who, because of the unbelief of Israel, now occupy the place of 
privilege. The root of the tree is the Abrahamic covenant that promised 
blessing to both Jew and Gentile through Christ. [Ryrie SB] 

If we stand at all, it is by faith; we are guilty and helpless 
in ourselves, and are to be humble, watchful, afraid of 
self-deception, or of being overcome by temptation. Not only are we at first 
justified by faith, but kept to the end in that justified state by faith 
only; yet, by a faith which is not alone, but which worketh by love to 
God and man. [Matthew Henry Commentary]