flourish

It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. How great are your works, O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep! The dullard cannot know, the stupid cannot understand this: though the wicked sprout like grass and all evildoers flourish, they are doomed to destruction forever, but you, O LORD, are on high forever. For your enemies, O LORD, for your enemies shall perish; all evildoers shall be scattered. But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; you have poured over me fresh oil. My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies; my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants. The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the LORD; they flourish in the courts of our God. In old age they still produce fruit; they are always green and full of sap, showing that the LORD is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him. (Psalm 92, NRSV)

The palm tree will flourish…

What does that mean?

Well to flourish is to grow well, to be healthy, to be very successful, to do very well according to m-w.com.

So then I thought about where palm tress are usually planted. In places where there are hurricanes. And when the storms come through, the trees bend and sway, but they stay where they are planted. That is because they have a very deep and wide root system that allows them to grow very tall and stand very straight, but also hold on and bend in the storms. They flourish because they are deeply rooted and will not be moved.

That is how we can flourish, to grow well, be healthy, do well and be successful, be rooted deeply in God and then we will sing His praises!

Published by asacredrebel

Lions tamed Dragons slain Leaders equipped Disciples trained Jedi Christian Living the Gospel out loud!

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