Blessing 1, 2, 3

Blessed is the man … 

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, 

which yields its fruit in season 

and whose leaf does not wither. 

Whatever he does prospers. 

 Notice the following:

  1. Stability:  When a tree is planted by streams of water, it keeps growing even in dry and trying seasons.  It neither relies on rain nor moisture from the outside.  The streams of water represent the Word of God.  When we have the roots of our heart and soul into God’s Word, it gives us peace and courage in times of adversity and upheaval.  Unshakable, the tree is an evergreen!
  2. Character:  The tree bears fruit in season.  The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23a).  Rooted by streams of water, the tree takes in water and tastes the sweetness of the scripture.  Over time, it changes our life.
  3. Delight:  When we meditate on the law of the Lord day and night, it engages our mind, inclines our heart, and moves us through duty toward joy.

Psalm 1:2-3 illustrate the lifestyle and destiny of a blessed man.

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