“The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God” Psalm 92:12-13, KJV.
Palm trees can grow up to 197 feet tall. They always grow toward the sun, even if it means they have to contort and bend themselves. They thrive in warm and moist climates. They may appear to be weak and fragile, but its’ looks are deceiving. They are able to bend in huge storms, yet amazingly they do not break.
As the righteous, you are as the palm tree. Swaying and bending in the midst of the storm, yet God is in you and He won’t allow you to break. It frustrates the devil that you seem to keep standing. Even after more adversity, the more glory is revealed on your life.
You thrive in God’s perfect will. You thrive in the water of His Word, planted by it, growing as high as you can and reaching as high as you can. You are drawn to the Son, Who is the light of the world, and you are reaping from your Source, gaining strength and endurance from Him, receiving joy from Him, abounding in grace from Him, on the inside of you.
As the palm tree, you may have to adjust and bend in life, but nothing will keep you-the righteous-from flourishing into the man God has declared you are.
Prayer: Father, thank You for making me righteous through Jesus Christ and I flourish as the palm tree. I may bend, but I won’t break! I want to do Your will and in Your will is where I thrive. I am drawn to the Son. I grow in the Son. I am like a palm tree and I will continue to reach for You, flourishing into the man You have declared that I am. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen!
Study: Psalm 92