They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.
The first chapter of Psalms defines the stark contrast between sinner and saint. There are severe consequences for the wicked resulting in destruction. However, we are reminded of God’s watchfulness for those who follow Him.
“[For the righteous] are like trees planted along the riverbank….” The river contains what we need for life; and not just any life, but a fruitful life! I love that the passage proclaims we can bear fruit each season! Each season means continuously!
Imagine the lush greens and ample fruits found in a rain forest. The conditions are perfect for producing year round. There is always harvest.
We can live life this way! Even in our troubled, wintry season, we can still be fruitful.
Find your delight in the Lord today, meditate upon His word, and be willing to give of yourself to others. Remember fruit is for others, not for the tree. The river provides for the tree. (Revelations 22:1)
God will provide for you, if you serve Him.