Psalm 92:12-14 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.13 Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing.”
If you stay planted in the local church you will flourish like a palm tree and grow like a cedar tree. To understand something about how we flourish and grow by staying planted in God’s House it is helpful to know:
- A palm tree has something in its trunk, a substance, which causes it to have elasticity and be able to bend without breaking.
- A palm tree, unlike other trees, does not get its supply of water and nutrients through its outer bark but from its’ core. You can cut, damage, and hurt the outside but it will not stop the inner supply.
- A palm tree doesn’t end its life like most trees; it actually produces its most fruit in its last years, so much so, that it grows so much fruit that it causes its trunk to snap and then it dies.
- A cedar tree is ever green in all seasons.
- Its roots are as deep and wide as it is high; not shallow, what you see is real not fake or pretend.
- Wood from cedars in the Old Testament temples were used as pillars in the temple giving it strong support.
- They can be in hard rocky areas and difficult rough terrain and still grow tall, produce high quality timber, oil, and resins (Good things come out of them).