Psalm 1:2-3 NIV 2011
But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.
People of faith are found in God’s Word. Psalm 119:16 “I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.” God’s Word contains His Words. God desires His people to draw near to Him. Romans 7:22, “For in my inner being I delight in God’s law.” Like a tree that seeks water to live so God’s people must seek Him through His Word to live. Psalm 52:8, “But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.” God draws near to those who draw near to Him.
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I was amazed the first time I saw a Douglas fir toppled over down the street. I asked my dad why it happened. He explained because of all the rain we receive, their roots were close to the surface. They didn’t need to go deep for water. This Psalm is my illustration of daily living. I need to plant my roots deep in the Lord by remaining in His Word. Drawing near to Him, my roots are deep and I won’t topple over.
Why do we plant deep roots?
Rooted in Jesus,