Might 28, 2020
Withstanding Excessive Winds of Resistance
At the moment’s Fact
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they are going to develop like a cedar of Lebanon. (Psalm 92:12)
Pal to Pal
There’s an abundance of palm timber in Israel. I’m undecided why that stunned me as we traveled all through the Holy Land, but it surely did. Not solely was I blown away by the populous palm presence, I used to be blown away that palm timber don’t simply produce coconuts! Do you know this? There’s really a kind of palm that produces dates too.
What? Yep. Date palms are throughout Israel. Farm after farm of them. And right here, my entire life I simply gave palm timber coconut creds.
I discovered a couple of different attention-grabbing insights about palms on the day we visited Magdala, an historical metropolis on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, close to the small, current day Israeli city of Migdal. Generally known as the hometown of Mary Magdalene, Magdala is stuffed with archeological ruins, together with a first-century synagogue that biblical students are assured is a spot the place Jesus taught and visited.
As we stood close to the archives of the Migdal Synagogue, our information mentioned some superb traits of palm timber. She defined that palm timber have the power to bend 180 levels after which bounce again as much as standing. They stand tall and dwell lengthy. They can face up to excessive winds, are resilient in resistance and are capable of bend low with out breaking. This, she defined, is why the Bible talks of the righteous being like palms.
“The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they are going to develop like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the home of the Lord, they are going to flourish within the courts of our God. They’ll nonetheless bear fruit in outdated age, they are going to keep recent and inexperienced, proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he’s my Rock, and there’s no wickedness in him.” (Psalm 92:12-15)
Psalm 92 is an inspiring name to worship that causes my coronary heart to need better doses of righteousness in my life.
I paused to replicate on what it could seem like for me to flourish like a palm tree. And I got here up with a couple of methods this would possibly play out.
It may seem like a contrite coronary heart bouncing again as much as it’s standing in grace after being bent 180 levels low in riot.
It may seem like standing tall within the dignity and purity of Christ by selecting to say nothing as a substitute of one thing when tempted to gossip.
It may seem like soul-resilience. Like having the ability to face up to the excessive winds of heart-wounds or health-bending diagnoses within the energy of God, with out breaking.
Signal me up!
I wish to flourish like a palm tree and dwell tall with resilience and energy. I would like God’s like to be so deeply rooted in my coronary heart that I thrive it doesn’t matter what problem I face.
I can due to the facility of Christ is at work inside me. You possibly can too.
Most Excessive and Holy Lord,
Thank You for greeting me with love and faithfulness each morning and night time. Assist me to bend, not break, within the winds of all I’ve received occurring with my life, coronary heart and residential proper now. Please give me a recent energy and vitality at this time to stroll in Your methods and thrive in Your grace.
In Jesus’ Title,
Now It’s Your Flip
What has you near breaking proper now? What wouldn’t it seem like so that you can face up to excessive winds with resilience at this time? What are your greatest private takeaways from this message? Let’s pray for one another on the wall of my blog at this time.
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