Flourishing

 

This is really fun. Since I read the Bible every day of every year, it gets more and more familiar. I’m so thankful. When I read one passage it reminds of another. So then, I get to enjoy comparing the two.

I read Jeremiah 17:7-8. It really reminds me Psalm 1. Lots of times going through the Bible day by day will cause me to pull together truths that you just can’t find by doing a word study in a search engine or using a chain reference Bible.

So here we go, let’s compare the two passages. And then pray these powerful words of God over our family!

 

Jeremiah 17:

“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord
    and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
They are like trees planted along a riverbank,
    with roots that reach deep into the water.
Such trees are not bothered by the heat
    or worried by long months of drought.
Their leaves stay green,
    and they never stop producing fruit.

Psalm 1:

Oh, the joys of those who do not
    follow the advice of the wicked,
    or stand around with sinners,
    or join in with mockers.
But they delight in the law of the Lord,
    meditating on it day and night.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
    bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
    and they prosper in all they do.

But not the wicked!
    They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind.
They will be condemned at the time of judgment.
    Sinners will have no place among the godly.
For the Lord watches over the path of the godly,
    but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.

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