But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 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.
Yesterday we wrote a devotion on Psalm 1:1 focusing on what a happy person does not do. A happy person does not let the world be their guide, their god, or their governor. Today we will look at the first three verses of Psalm 1 and see that this person is not only happy, but also hungry and healthy. I believe the man in Psalm 1 is the type of Christian that God wants all of us to be.
- Be Happy – vs. 1
- Be Hungry – vs. 2
A. Delight yourself in the Word of God – his delight
B. Determine to stay in the Word of God – meditate day and night
Your spiritual life is similar to your physical life in many ways. You’ve heard it said, “You are what you eat.” This is true. If you eat poorly, you will feel poorly. What are you feeding on spiritually? How often are you eating? We must consume the Word of God, DAILY. Without God’s Word, we will live according to the philosophy of the world. The Bible is our source of faith, strength, and encouragement.
- Be Healthy – vs. 3
Imagine a large tree beside a flowing river in the middle of a summer day. Think about how cool its shade is. Picture all the birds, squirrels, and insects that find rest, shelter, and live in that tree. Now apply all of those thoughts to your spiritual life. That’s what God wants you to be. Not only should you bear fruit in your season, but you should also be a source of comfort, guidance, and encouragement to every one that comes into your life.
A. Planted – planted by the rivers of water
B. Producing – bringeth forth his fruit in his season
C. Plentiful – his leaf also shall not wither
D. Prospering – whatsoever he doeth shall prosper
I love what the Bible says about the tree’s leaves. To me, the leaves on the tree is its testimony. By looking at a tree’s leaves we can tell what species it is, how healthy it is, and what season it is. Our testimony should give others the same information. Are you planted? Are you spiritually healthy? Are you getting all the nutrients you need to glorify God with your life? Are you a source of comfort, shelter, and blessing to those God brings into your life? What are your “leaves” telling people about you?