Monday, 23 February 2015

THE TREE


God in His creative power, has made the tree to only bear fruits or bloom flowers when its season is due. A tree is somewhat boring to look upon when its season is not due (there are no flowers). However its beauty is just waiting for the right time and right conditions to show. When the season is due, an attractive fruit or a beautiful flower blooms out of the drab tree. More significantly, the fruit or flower becomes the limelight of the tree.
Ecclesiastes 3: 2
A time to be born, And a time to die;
A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted;

The flower dies when it is time for it to die and it blooms when it is time to. The fruit does likewise. The time for the flower to bloom is fixed, but its environment can be detrimental.

YOU ARE A TREE THAT BELONGS TO GOD

Isaiah 5: 7a
For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the HOUSE OF ISRAEL, And the MEN of Judah are His pleasant plant.

Most trees in the world today are as drab as the tree without a flower or a fruit. The worldly conditions are not good enough for trees to bear fruits or bloom flowers in their season. Only very few trees in the world today can bear fruits in their season. 
Psalm 1: 1-3
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.

The trees in the world are in the wrong environment. Hence, their flowers cannot bloom, neither can they bear fruits. 

Now how can a tree bear fruit in its season?

According to Psalm 1:1-3
Do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly: Basically do not follow the advice of ungodly people. Let the word of God and who know and believe the word of God guide you.

Do not stand in the path of sinners: Do not allow yourself to be found in places where sinners would be found. Neither allow yourself to live your life on the way sinners would.

Do not sit in the seat of the scornful: Do not put yourself in the position to mock God, His people and His work.

Your delight should be in the law of Lord: You should find great pleasure in studying and doing the law of the Lord.

Meditate on the law of Lord both day and night: The law of the Lord should always be on your mind.