The righteous shall flourish – By Laurence Torr
Psalms 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Anyone who is born again of the spirit of God is righteous, that means in right standing with God, not based on there own goodness but based upon what Jesus Christ accomplished for them through His death burial and resurrection. When we confess Jesus as our Lord and believe God raised Him from the dead we are saved born again made righteous.
Here in Psalms God shows that the righteous shall flourish to flourish means to break forth and bud and bloom, to grow and to generally spread out. when we walk with God in our relationship with Him being led by the spirit of God we will break forth and bloom and spread out, sharing the good news with other and leading them to Christ. but another thing I notice here is that Palm tree when under great pressure from winds, they will not break, they may bend right over but they do not break, and after the storm has passed they come right back up again. Hurricanes can snap oak trees in half but it will not do that to Palm tree.
When we think about what God is saying here we can see that a believer in Christ was designed to with stand the storms of life, no matter what gets thrown at you remember you will bounce right back up. you we design to with stand the storms and to flourish and grow and spread out.
The Scriptures are very clear that we are strong, and we are overcomer’s and we are fruitful.
have a great day Laur xxx