Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.Psalm 1:1-3 (NIV)Have you ever seen a rotting tree? On my numerous hikes upon a local mountain I have seen them and hope I get by them before they topple from having no life in them anymore. There are numerous things that cause trees to die. Diseases, insects, lack of water and fertilization.Our life can sort of be like a rotting tree. If we take time to do the things necessary to 'grow in Christ' then we flourish. Our fertilizer and water is the word of God. By reading the word of God, the Bible, we become more like Christ and take on His character. There is no way we can wither away if we are strong in the strength only Christ can provide. Let His word grow you up today.PRAYER: Thank you Lord for the word of God that if I read it and study it can become more like you. I choose to flourish and not rot. In Jesus' name. Amen.