Monday, April 23, 2012

Scripture of the Day - April 23, 2012

Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 

Someone responded to yesterday's SOTD saying that it would be interesting to know the Hebrew meaning of prosper, so of course I had to look it up. Thank you, it's always good to dig deep into the Word:)

Prosper means to push forward, to break out, to come mightily, to be good, to be profitable...and we get a sense that there is a struggle of sorts before one prospers.
When a seed is planted it must struggle to push up and break out of the ground but in the right environment the seed can do this and will grow and bring forth fruit. Likewise we must struggle to push forward and in the right environment (delighting in the law of the Lord) we can do this and come out mightily, and prosper. We too, can bring forth fruit.

The danger lays in our perception of what it is to prosper. We have to move beyond the material concept of prosper and understand there is more to life than our material gain. The blessings of the Lord go far beyond the material, they reach far deeper than what this world has to offer. The Apostle Paul understood this, which is why he could say that he had learned in ALL situations to be content. Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. There is a difference in resigning yourself to your state and being content. Paul was content because He had the blessings of God. He was bringing forth his fruit. He was prospering.

~Mary Hynes~

Join us as we study the book of Galatians
This short series will be held in the basement of 
Lighthouse of Hope UPC 
161 Park Ave. Mount Pearl
Tuesdays, starting April 24, at 7:30 pm 
We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Daily B.R.E.A.D.
(Bible Reading Enriches Any Day)
Today's Scripture reading - Judges 17 & 18, Acts 24 and Psalm 57
Tomorrow's Scripture reading - Judges 19 & 20 and Acts 25

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