“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
The other day, a friend shared a devotional on Psalm 1:3. [http://www.icr.org/article/7299/] It’s well written, and I recommend it. For now, indulge me as I amplify for clarity.
This Psalm describes the person who delights in God’s law. This person is blessed (happy).
1)- Like a tree, transplanted to be near the water source.. —Secure . —Provided for . —Well cared for . —Bountiful . —No longer vulnerable . —No longer undernourished
2)- He brings forth fruit in his season.. —God nourishes us for a purpose. . —The nourished, protected, godly person can expect to accomplish things. . —The happy Christian can bear spiritual (eternal) fruit.
3)- His leaf also shall not wither.. —Those who’ve been “transplanted” will never die. . —The godly person has possession of eternal life. . —He can expect eternal fruit to be brought forth throughout the lifetime.
4)- Whatever he does shall prosper.. —God will guide and help those who delight in Him. . —There will be prosperous endeavors for the godly person. . —The happy believer will grow up, spiritually. . —(Prosperity is as defined by God.)
Verse 6: “For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish”. —God knows and helps along the way of the godly—eternally. . —But as for the ungodly, their way will come to an abrupt, deadly end.
Today would be a great day to begin delighting in the things of God: He is a Wonderful Father!