Be the Tree

“He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither” ¬†Psalm 1:3 (NIV)

In the proceeding verses, the table is set for today’s verse, 1:3. Verse 1:1 talks about not following the crowd of peer pressure. Verse 1:2 hits on us constantly thinking about God’s presence, and working on ways to apply His words written in the Bible.

If we dedicate ourselves to verses 1 and 2, He will put verse 3 into us as the result of those efforts.

Tree by water” has an endless source of hydration, even during a drought of hard times. “Yielding fruit” is getting results in life, and impacting those around us. “A leaf that doesn’t wither”¬†represents the attractiveness of the tree. People with strong character and faith have an attractiveness, even when they grow old and gray.

PRAYER FOR TODAY

Heavenly Father, help me (vs 1:1) not to follow the crowd, but follow Your principles. Remind me to (vs 1:2) think of You and how to apply Your Bible to my daily life. Make me like the tree planted by streams of water: inner strength during hard times, a good influence and encouragement to others, and an attractive person. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

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