Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 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.
Much of Texas has been in a drought for several years. We’ve had some relief recently. After weeks of ice, snow, and rain, the ground is saturated, but it’s not enough to end the drought. I would prefer a little bit of rain on a regular basis than being inundated with moisture all at once.
That’s how it is with studying God’s Word. We have to study a little bit every day, rather than just spend Sunday mornings studying Scripture. A few hours once a week is not enough to make up for the time we missed during the week. We need nourishment every single day.
Studying Scripture is like growing a crop. First, the soil must be prepared, and then the seed is planted. The seed stays in the soil for a while, sometimes several days, before it sprouts. First there is just a little hint of green, but as the days pass, and with the steady application of water and sunlight, the plant begins to grow. If water and sunlight are not regularly provided the plant would dry up and die. If the plant is given all its nourishment all at once, or just once in a while, it would not be enough to sustain it through times of scorching heat and drought. After a season of steady moisture and nourishment, a seed turns into a plant, ready to fulfill its purpose.
“Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
May you have a spiritually nourishing day.
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