Flourish

Key Texts: Psalm 92:12-15

“The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,

    they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;

 planted in the house of the Lord,

    they will flourish in the courts of our God.

 They will still bear fruit in old age,

    they will stay fresh and green,

 proclaiming, “The Lord is upright;

    he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”

These few verses in the middle of the Book of Psalms are so easily overlooked – but they are so significant.

Look at what is promised for those who are called righteous in God’s kingdom.

Does it say the righteous will be

  • Powerful
  • Rich
  • Beautiful
  • Envied by others
  • Or any of the things so many covet in this world?

Nope.

But it does say this…

The righteous will

  • Flourish
  • Grow
  • Bear fruit, even in old age
  • And stay fresh and green

That, it seems to me, is a tremendous promise – worth far more than worldly fame, power, or riches.

As Jesus would say,

Seek first the kingdom of God and righteousness –  and you will flourish – for all eternity.

Sounds like the good life to me.

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