You Will Be Like A Tree Planted By Water

Psalm 1
The Two Ways
1 How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked
or take the path of sinners or join a group of mockers!

2 Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction,
and he meditates on it day and night.

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3 He is like a tree planted beside streams of water that bears its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. 

4 The wicked are not like this; instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away.

5 Therefore the wicked will not survive the judgment, and sinners will not be in the community of the righteous.

6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.

Jeremiah 17:7-8

7 The man who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence indeed is the Lord, is blessed.

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8 He will be like a tree planted by water: it sends its roots out toward a stream,
it doesn’t fear when heat comes, and its foliage remains green.
It will not worry in a year of drought or cease producing fruit.


“I Shall Not Be Moved”

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9 thoughts on “You Will Be Like A Tree Planted By Water

  1. Even IF im not by any means rich and prosperous i do feel from time to time im a tree planted by water. I have 3 lovely children and a lovely wife that i support by the sweat of My brow as Genesis says.

    I study the bible in what way i can and the Holy Spirit gives, most of the time im cheerful and full of humor and happiness. Although labor is My cross to bear but i bear IT gladly for family. Family in Christ and flesh!

    Another good pick from the bible JC!

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  2. Daily Devotional — 11/20/16

    LOVE IS THE ANSWER
    He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight. Psalm 72:14

    When a bomb ripped through a church in Alexandria, Egypt on New Year’s Day, 2011, Christians across the western world reeled with shock. Twenty-one believers were killed in the attack and many others were wounded. While Christians in the west watched the news reports with disbelief, local believers say the attack came as no surprise.

    Responses to the vicious attack were varied. While some cried for revenge, others have responded differently trusting God to redeem these lives.

    One explanatory story from Egypt is this:

    Devil: “I just killed 21 of your family.”

    Jesus: “You didn’t kill 21 of my family. You just sent them on ahead to me, and you mobilized the church to pray.”

    Brother Andrew writes: What is your first thought when someone offends you? Anger? Indignation? Perhaps, if we’re honest, our hearts even want to see some kind of retaliation or revenge. But you know, Jesus is clear: revenge is not the answer. Love is. Especially when it comes to the Muslim world. That’s why, instead of retaliating when we read of a bomb attack against our fellow believers, I suggest our response should be repentance! Repentance that we have not prayed, have not cared, have not gone to the Muslim world to proclaim the true life and freedom we have in Jesus! Let’s keep asking God to truly change our hearts—that we might love, serve and pray more fervently…for the advancement of His kingdom and the glory of His name in the Muslim world and beyond!

    RESPONSE: Today I will seek to keep my eyes on Jesus and try to understand things from His perspective.

    PRAYER: Lord, change my heart so I am filled with Your compassion and thus love, serve and pray more fervently.

    Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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  3. Daily Devotional — 11/21/16

    STAND FIRM AND STAND TOGETHER
    But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 1 Corinthians 12:24b-25

    As members of the same family we have the responsibility to come to the aid of another member who is suffering. The body of Christ is strong when each part is closely knit together. When one part suffers, all the other members suffer (1 Corinthians 12:20–27).

    Members of the persecuted church who have been helped by others around the world have made comments like those of young Salamat Masih in Pakistan. He was charged with writing blasphemies against the Prophet Mohammed—even though he was illiterate. He was on death row until finally exonerated. After receiving cards from all over the world assuring him of prayers, Salamat said: “I never realized that I had so many brothers and sisters around the world.”

    A pastor who was attacked and hurt in Indonesia was so traumatized that he and the family left the area and the ministry. Before we judge him, perhaps we should ask if this pastor ever received enough encouragement and help from other churches and believers. Could it be that he felt so alone because there were not enough other people who cared for him?

    Another believer from Hindu background in eastern Indonesia was led to the Lord by a doctor who prayed for him regarding his incurable disease and God healed him. He lost no time in joining a local church.

    He said, “At that time, a lot of people accepted Jesus in my village, but they were afraid of the threats from their families. When they convert, village officials come to interrogate them. I, myself, have been interrogated many times after my conversion, and warned me not to convert others. But I was not afraid. I chose to keep my faith in Him no matter what happened.” He experienced severe opposition and persecution from everyone he knew but he held fast to his faith. Open Doors then connected him with a group of other believers from Hindu background.

    In November 2010, he and his family met a different kind of opposition that tested their faith. Mount Bromo erupted, covering hundreds of hectares of farmlands and plantations with volcanic ash. “Our livestock died, and we could not work on the farm…People around me ask why I can still smile and be happy. I just tell them that although I am poor and I face a lot of difficulties, I have Jesus. He gives me joy in my heart…Being with other believers reminds me that I am not alone. I am encouraged all the more to share the gospel with my people.”

    RESPONSE: Today I will remember that I am part of a large body…a family that deeply cares for me.

    PRAYER: Pray for isolated believers that God will show them the reality of standing strong together.

    Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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