“He is like a tree planted by streams of water”. We’ve probably already taken this whole “flourish like a palm tree” metaphor too far, especially after talking about it nonstop for 4 weeks! So what’s another 6 verses, right?! As we talked about on Sunday, those who follow Jesus are transplanted into God’s court, and our “delight” will be in the law of the Lord, or God’s words and instructions for our lives. It’s where we get the life sustaining water for our souls!
1 Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.