Firmly planted like a tree

He will be like a tree firmly planted by
streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does
not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.”
Psalms 1:3
Tree’s usually represent life, mystic majesty, power, strength and stability. When we look at trees, where they are plated and rooted makes a difference as to the fruits it will bear. Will the plant survive, will any fruits come out of it? Planting a tree by the water you have a source where the tree can not only be nourished, but the the soil will be nourished. Usually trees planted near the water are healthier, bear more fruits, strong, filled with life, etc.
We are like trees.
We are planted with word of God.
Our spirit is fed.
We grow stronger.
our source of Water is the Word of God.
it is what nourishes our soul.
it provides the essential vitamins and nourishment for the tree to bear fruits.
We are the trees.
The word, and our relationship with the spirit is what determines if we grow and proposer.
PROSPER in everything you do.
What does it mean to be a tree? What is
Father God I want to thank you for planting the seed of life in me. I want to thank you for not uprooting me. I want to thank you for your nourishment and sustenance to help me yield my fruits in your season. Thank you for not letting me wither, for being in me and with me in all I do so that through you I can prosper. Amen.
side notes:
Tree references in the bible
1.
Jeremiah 17:8 ESV
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.”
2.
Psalm 1:3 ESV
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.
3.
Job 14:7 ESV
“For
there is hope for a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and
that its shoots will not cease.
4.
1 Chronicles 16:33 ESV
Then
shall the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to
judge the earth.
5.
Matthew 7:17 ESV
So,
every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.
6.
Daniel 4:10-12 ESV
The
visions of my head as I lay in bed were these: I saw, and behold, a tree in the
midst of the earth, and its height was great. The tree grew and became strong,
and its top reached to heaven, and it was visible to the end of the whole
earth. Its leaves were beautiful and its fruit abundant, and in it was food for
all. The beasts of the field found shade under it, and the birds of the heavens
lived in its branches, and all flesh was fed from it.
7.
Revelation 22:14 ESV
Blessed
are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of
life and that they may enter the city by the gates.
8.
Genesis 2:9 ESV
And
out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to
the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden,
and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
9.
Proverbs 13:12 ESV
Hope
deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
10. Revelation 22:2 ESV
Through
the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the
tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The
leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
11. Psalm 52:8 ESV
But
I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love
of God forever and ever.
12. 1 Kings 19:5 ESV
And
he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and
said to him, “Arise and eat.”
13. Genesis 3:17 ESV
And
to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have
eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed
is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your
life;
14. Genesis 3:3-6 ESV
But
God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of
the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to
the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your
eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” So when
the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the
eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its
fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he
ate.
15. Romans 11:16-27 ESV
If
the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole lump, and if the root
is holy, so are the branches. But if some of the branches were broken off, and
you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now
share in the nourishing root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the
branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root
that supports you. Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might
be grafted in.” That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief,
but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear. …
16. Proverbs 3:18 ESV
She
is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are
called blessed.
17. Isaiah 65:22 ESV
They
shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for
like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall
long enjoy the work of their hands.
18. Genesis 2:17 ESV
But
of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day
that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
19. Luke 6:43-45 ESV
“For
no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for
each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from
thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of
the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his
evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth
speaks.
20. Genesis 3:22 ESV
Then
the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good
and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and
eat, and live forever—”
21. Luke 13:6-9 ESV
And
he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he
came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Look,
for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find
none. Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?’ And he answered him, ‘Sir,
let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. Then if
it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it
down.’”
22. Proverbs 11:30 ESV
The
fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise.
23. Genesis 3:12 ESV
The
man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the
tree, and I ate.”
24. Ezekiel 17:24 ESV
And
all the trees of the field shall know that I am the Lord; I bring low the high
tree, and make high the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree
flourish. I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it.”
25. Judges 9:8 ESV
The
trees once went out to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive
tree, ‘Reign over us.’
26. Deuteronomy 20:19 ESV
“When
you besiege a city for a long time, making war against it in order to take it,
you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an axe against them. You may eat
from them, but you shall not cut them down. Are the trees in the field human,
that they should be besieged by you?
27. Genesis 18:4 ESV
Let
a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the
tree,
28. Genesis 3:24 ESV
He
drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim
and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.
29. Genesis 3:11 ESV
He
said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I
commanded you not to eat?”
30. Isaiah 55:12-13 ESV
“For
you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills
before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall
clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of
the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall make a name for the Lord, an
everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”
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