May 10, 2021
…but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. Psalm 1:2-3
In this inaugural psalm, the author provides beautiful imagery of a tree that is always refreshed and bears fruit in season. Its tone reverberates to that of Solomon’s wisdom writings—particularly Proverbs 3:5-6. It also points back to God’s command to Joshua before leading Israel into the Promise Land (Joshua 1:8). But most importantly, it looks forward to the source of our refreshment: Christ, the wellspring of water in whom we will never thirst (John 4:14). And when we abide in him, we will bear much fruit (John 15:5).
Father God, help us to flourish in your Word, turning our affections toward your Son and reflecting on and obeying his commands throughout our day, that we might be firmly rooted in him and bear much fruit. Amen.
Rev. Gordon Green, M.Div., M.A. Counseling