(Psalm 1:1-3 ) Oh, the joys of those who do not
follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners,or join in with mockers.
2 But they delight in the law of the Lord,
meditating on it day and night.
3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
and they prosper in all they do.
A well cultivated field will grow what the farmer intended for the field to grow. If one is in the Word of God, who planted us to begin with, and keeping in good company of the fellow flowers and not the weeds, they will absorb the sustenance of living waters and grow as a tree planted by the waters of a river bank. This of course is not to say that we are to live separate from, and alienate the rest of the world, but only that we are separate in the way that we live.
We also have a hope for a future, long after this present physical life. A life increasingly better and more abundant than the short here ad now. But we have been given this wisdom, and knowledge, of eternal security, as a gift. And we do live aside the others in this world who need to know of Gods grace. Just as the weeds grow among the flowers, we live among those who are not yet in the light of Gods love.And how will they know it, if all we do is attend churches, and church socials, geared to edification of those who are church members?
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
All too often though, we as the children of God can allow our selves to become shaded from His light, by becoming entangled with artificial intrigue and deceptive lures of the adversary. Like a corn plant that otherwise would be producing goodness for the world toseek for nourishment, stooping to admire the beauty of a morning-glory flower only to become wrapped up and smothered by its devouring , suffocating vine, such is in the life of a child of God.
All hope is not lost if this happens however, for just as the farmer can prepare the field before the wild flowers like the morning-glory take over, He can also plow, and chop the weeds away from the corn plant after they move in to steal the nourishment away. The child of God is exactly like the corn plant in this situation however, without the love and caring actions of the farmer, we will just wither away and die. The Word of God is what we all need to inhibit and reverse the harmful effects of such life stealing substances, and influences in our lives.
Although you may feel that it will depress you if you read the wrong verse or area of the Word when you are feeling down, the truth is, maybe you have only drifted from the nourishment that keeps us from withering in our spirit to begin with, and have not yet evenbecome entangled . I have drifted at times and felt the same thing about getting back into His word, but thankfully, our Father God will not leave us to wither away. If He finds even the slightest ray of hope in us like a tiny sprig reaching out from the dead crusty hardened trunk of a tree that was not planted on the banks of a flourishing river, or that some bird has taken the seed and dropped it into non-productive ground, He will bring the water to us through His Word, and continue to shine His light on us until the rivers of living waters are once again flowing from within us out to the other needy plants and flowers in the Garden of the Lord. Read His Word written only for you, and share the goodness it will produce with all the world.
The following survey is not here for the benefit of anyone but for those who may be lost tonight, or today, and just looking for an answer… the Answer is not for our benefit, but for yours… as the Word of God plainly states:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Just a way for you to understand, And profess.