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.
Christians are called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord in Isaiah 61:3. The Lord plants those trees whose roots are in Christ, in the House of the Lord, which today is His Local Church. If you stay planted in the local church you will flourish like a palm tree and grow like a cedar tree. It is important to know something about palm trees and cedar trees to appreciate the value of being planted in the Local Church.
- A palm tree has something in its’ trunk, a substance, that 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, even in the coldest of temperatures.
- Its roots are as deep and wide as it is high; not shallow, what you see is real, not fake, a sham, or a pretense.
- Wood from cedars were used as pillars in the Old Testament Temple giving it strong support.
Allow the Lord to lead you and get planted in the Local Church. It is a part of His plan to help you to flourish and grow.