HOW DO I LOVE THEE – PSALM 92 PT 13

vs 14  I pray, LORD, I am still bringing forth fruit when I am old; that I’m not one of those (I’m sorry to say, it’s a trap people fall into) Christians who live on the memories & stories of the Christian walk they once lived, making excuses for why they do nothing now.  These do this while complaining how empty, hard, and lonely their life is.  God’s commandments do not have an age limit on them; young or old are to obey.- We are His bride and it’s ‘Not even in death do we part.’  Hallelujah!

HOW DO I LOVE THEE – PSALM 92 (PT 12 con’d)

I am unable to move past the word “planted” in verse 13.

I considered what it is to be planted in my last post, but  planted is also an action.  I began meditating (as I garden) on planting and God.

My favorite verse, some call it a ‘Life verse’, is :   And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. Gen 2:8.  This is the first mention in the Bible of the term ‘planted’, and it was God’s doing.

Perhaps staying planted is something we must be participants in, as I commented on in the last post, but God Himself is the One Who implements the planting.  This is true that He orchestrates all that brings us to be a part of a local church, where we should remain planted in the Word and in our Christian lifestyle.

Psalm 1 illustrates a prosperous Christian as being planted in the place of blessing. Further, Romans 6:5 says, For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:  All these “planted“s are initiated by God.

The last mention, also significant, is one that we are called to perpetuate, where the Apostle Paul is speaking of sharing the Gospel:  1 Cor. 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.