He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its lead does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
We are going to take a break this month from our persons of the Bible studies and will resume with David, but in the meantime, I wanted to study a few Psalms, some verses from Proverbs, and some verses in the New Testament as well.
I opened the book of Psalm and this verse that I have read a million times really jumped out to me today.
I have heard many sermons and read many devotionals on staying planted. Stay right where you are. Do not give up. Do not give in. Hey, I may have even written a Devo just like that.
But something about this verse really really stood out today. “In its season” – that’s the part.
We know we need to stay planted in the word of God. Like a stream of water that gives a tree life, the word gives us life. It is the truth we can hold onto. Lean on. Grow through.
But this verse says “in its season,” yet it also says “in everything he does, he prospers.”
What happens when the fruit is not in season? How does He still prosper?
Prosperity doesn’t come from the fruit. It comes from the fact that the leaves never wither because of the water.
It may not be fruit yielding season, my friends, but the living water that runs through us never lets our leaves whiter; he is the reason we are prosperous. Healthy. Joyful. Prosperity is not fruit; prosperity is living water.
Father God, thank you for guiding me every day. Thank you for opening our eyes to something new every day. Thank you for being such a light in our life. Thank you for being the living water that runs through us. On this Monday, we ask that you protect us, that you guide us. That you make a way when we see no way. We declare healing; we declare life. We bask in the prosperity that your living word gives us. It is in your holy name that we pray, AMEN!