Thursday, 12 August 2021 – Fertilizer and Pesticide

Good afternoon Church family,

Carrying on from yesterday’s devotional, I came across a teaching from Swindoll on Psalm 1. The verses in particular are these:

“but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night. They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.” Psalms 1:2-3 NRSV

He writes those of us who follow Jesus become,

  1. “Planted—fortified, stable, rooted, solid, and strong
  2. Fruitful—production naturally follows being planted and growing.
  3. unwithered—even during days of difficulty, the treelike soul is undaunted
  4. Prosperous—fulfills the goals God has designed for his life”

This is what I have discovered in my journey, the Word of God is like fertiliser and pesticide for the growing Christian; it feeds, nourishes and teaches us which is all good for growth. But it also helps us to deal with the pests that come along, like temptation, sin etc. No matter the season God’s Word is sufficient.

Thank you God for the gift of your word in our lives!



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