Monday, February 7, 2011

How does God see us: As A Tree Firmly Rooted or Shallow Roots???

BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.
    But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.
    And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].
    Not so the wicked [those disobedient and living without God are not so]. But they are like the chaff [worthless, dead, without substance] which the wind drives away.
    Therefore the wicked [those disobedient and living without God] shall not stand [justified] in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous [those who are upright and in right standing with God].
    For the Lord knows and is fully acquainted with the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly [those living outside God's will] shall perish (end in ruin and come to nought).”   Psalm 1  Amp.

We all need to be rooted and grounded in God’s word.  
Is your soil nourishing or contaminated?   The results will reveal fruit or barrenness.
A root is part of a tree or plant.  Roots are usually underground and they are used to anchor the tree.  Also, roots are used to draw water and nutrients from the soil.
It is the ‘life line’ so to speak for a tree.  If the roots are planted deep enough the tree can withstand the high winds of a storm.
The roots feed the tree!
The roots anchor the tree!
Webster defines a root as: “a part of a plant, a supporting or essential part to pull up the roots; destroys completely.”
Let’s all ask God how He sees us: “as a tree firmly rooted or shallow roots?”
Be ready …….you might be tested which will reveal the depth of your roots or the lack of.   
How about the type of soil we have planted ourselves in?  Is it cultivated so we produce fruit or is it contaminated by sin?
We can all read the word and not be changed.   Remember the parable Jesus used about the sower and the seed?   (Matt 13: 1-23)  
Change will come when we allow the “washing of the word.”   It is one thing to hear the Word and it is another to live the word.    
Jesus loves me!

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