June 24, 2016
The Promises of God:
"The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon" (Psalm 92:12).
Let's just say this is LOADED promise! There is so much to be learned from this analogy - the palm tree grows in the dessert it is able to keep growing and stay green as its roots go down deep enough to reach the water!
The figure of the palm-tree gives us the idea of grandeur and usefulness. The fruit of the palm-tree makes a great part of the diet of the people of Arabia, part of Persia, and Upper Egypt. The stones are ground down for the camels; the leaves are made into baskets; the hard boughs, or rather strong leaves, some being six or eight feet in length, make fences; the juice makes arrack, the threads of the web-like integument between the leaves make ropes, and the rigging of small vessels; and the wood serves for slighter buildings and fire-wood. In short, the palm or date tree, and the olive, are two of the most excellent and useful productions of the forest or the field.
Let's flourish like the Palm Tree!
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