Of Delighting and Prospering

"Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers." 
Psalm 1:1-3 ESV

Last night I saw a picture that my sister posted of a huge flock of birds migrating over her frozen hay fields. When one area of the country is too cold or too dry, birds can fly to another place.

But not so with trees. Trees have roots. Trees are planted. They can’t move. They can’t migrate. They have to “bloom (or wither) where they’re planted.”

So what should you do when you find yourself planted somewhere you don’t want to be? How can you prosper when you are in a cold, dry land?

Psalm 1 has the answer. When you find yourself parched, put out some roots and push them deep into the Word of God, meditating on it day and night, day after day. Don’t think the answer is to move to the pasture where you think the grass is greener. Rather, abide in the vine and hold fast to God’s Word. He is the one who causes you to bear fruit. You can trust Him.

I hope you’ll join me this year in meditating on God’s Word day by day for the next 730 days.

Happy New Year 🎇

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