Psalms 1:1-3 KJV
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
An oak tree can grow to be a very large tree. They say that when going to plant an oak tree make room for about 80 feet tall and 80 feet wide because they are massive trees! Not only are they large trees but they can live to be 200 years old.
Yet this massive tree comes from nothing more than a small acorn. When you see an acorn you see something that is about an inch big and something for the squirrels to eat. We see an acorn as something that is cute and small, we would never characterize an acorn as massive or great, because it is just an acorn.
Our scripture tells us that the godly person shall be like a tree that is planted by a river of water. The acorn is nothing but a seed, yet when it becomes planted and when it takes root it will prosper into something great. Just as the people of God. If we will plant ourselves in this gospel message, in this godly way of living, in holiness and righteousness we too can become something great!
We all have the seed of opportunity, we are all acorns. We just have to choose where we are going to plant our lives.
It is important to have a home church. But it is important to have a personal walk with God. You may move churches but we never move to another God.
Notice that the godly man doesn’t walk in the counsel of the ungodly, in the way of a sinner, nor in the ways of the scornful. Rather the godly man delights in the things of the Lord, and he meditates on the Lord and his way consistently and continually.
Today, if we want to be something in the kingdom of God, to be an example for our families, to influences others, to reach out and shine God’s light, to be a Christian and disciple of Christ, we must rid ourselves of ungodly influences on our lives and plant ourselves in Gods ways.
Be planted by the rivers of water and never, never, never quit on God! Because a person that is planted and rooted in God will be able to weather the storms. And whatsoever he doth shall prosper!
Remember that if you want to prosper, first you must be planted.