Thursday, January 14, 2010

Psalm 1 is one of my favorite, verse 2-3 reads: But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
When we delight in God's word and meditate on his word, God compares us to a tree. A tree that grows by water, grows strong and tall growing toward the sunlight. When we mediate on God and his word we grow strong and grow to the Sonlight. Then we see the section that reads- that bringeth forth his fruit in his season. When we study God's word and meditate on it we are going to bear fruit. Galations 5:22-23 reads, But the Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance; against such there is no law. If we apply the Fruits of the Spirit to our lives we will grow strong in the Lord. When people see these fruits in our lives we will be able to point them to the one we delight in. Then we see the next section: Whose leaf shall not wither. This is a promise from God! If we remain in Him our leaves will not wither. We will be renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint not, but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. Last section - whatsoever he doth shall prosper. When we meditate and grow in God, He will give us strength to with stand the day. We will prosper! We will stand firm like the tree planted by the rivers of water. Ever see a storm and go thru and it knocks down some trees. They were not firmly planted. And they toppled. If we are not planted firmly in God and His word we will topple. That is why it is so important to meditate on God and His word. We want to be firmly planted!