They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.
Psalm 1:3 (NLT)
When we are living a life that pleases God, it not only makes Him happy, it makes us happy as well. The closer we get to God, the stronger we get. God wants us to be like mighty trees that will be able to give a lot of fruit and help others grow closer to Him.
God wants us to thrive so that we can make the world a better place. Jesus died for us so that we could be forgiven. He also told us that we should tell others about Him. That is how we give good fruit. We are to grow up strong in Jesus and then share Him with those around us.
We have already talked about why we shouldn’t follow the world. We have also talked about why it is so important to know God’s word. Verse three shows us what happens when we do both of those.
We Are Like Trees Beside The River
Thriving trees do three things.
We Bear Fruit Each Season
Have you ever seen a fruit tree? What did it look like? How are we like fruit trees?
We Never Wither
Have you ever seen a tree or plant that didn’t get enough water? What is the water that we need to thrive?
We Prosper In Everything
What kinds of things should we be trying to prosper in?