Righteousness Will Cause You To Flourish.

|Spiry Tee

"The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish like the palm tree [be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful]; they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible]."
Psalm 92:12 AMPC

The righteous man according to the message of the gospel is the one who believes in Jesus' vicarious death and resurrection. That man or woman is brought into a special life.

I have heard some people say that "no one is special on earth". Well not according to the Bible. The Scriptures call believers"His own special people" (1Peter 2:9 NKJV). We are His own special people with a special life.

The life we have was likened by the Psalmist to a palm tree and a cedar. We flourish like a palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Why palm tree? A palm tree is special in many ways from it's material constitution to the various uses the palm tree delivers. It's tissue is not like every other tree. It has ability to withstand hurricanes and not break. They can bend when blown over by powerful storms but will come back up when the storm is over. Palm trees are steadfast and their root is firmly deep underground.

Palm trees are long-lived.  They have a long life span despite the environment they find themselves whether it's a desert or fruitful field. Since we flourish like a palm tree, it means we are called to a long, useful, and fruitful life.

And we shall also grow like a cedar. A cedar tree can grow to a thousand years. They are huge and their wood is incorruptible.  The cedar is majestic, durable and incorruptible. We are born again, and like the cedar we are majestic, durable and incorruptible. 

Believe God for long life. If you are old and feel you're out of time, listen, the Bible says you shall still bring forth fruit in old age, you shall be fresh and flourishing. You have been born again not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, by the Word of God which lives and abides forever (1Peter 1:23) .

Refuse premature or mature death. Death is not natural. Death was defeated by Jesus. Do not be afraid of it. You can be on this earth as long as you and Jesus agree on. You are like a palm tree-long lived, and like a cedar- incorruptible.

I flourish like a palm tree and grow like a cedar. I will live forever because I am incorruptible.

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