Fruit in season through meditation
In the previous Visual Bible Study of Psalm 1:1, I was doodling about the mockers and how they can become an influential structure in society; however, their end is being compared with chaff in the wind .
The theme of Psalm 1:Blessing of the righteous
“Blessed is the one…whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.Psalm 1:2-3
The importance of bearing fruit
It is expected. of a fruit tree to bear fruit otherwise it is of no use in the garden. A gardener plants with expectation and plans the outlay and crops of his garden. If a fruit tree is not producing its fruit, but only fills up space that can be used effectively, it is off of no use.
When Jesus was on His way back from Bethphage to Jerusalem, he stopped at a fig tree for fruit. Although the fig tree was promising from afar, Jesus only found leaves and he was very disappointed and upset. This incident shows how strongly Jesus feels about his disciples bearing fruit.
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit…”John 15:4-5
When I continued studying Psalm 1, the following words caught my attention: Delight + Meditation.
As I continued studying, I found that these two seeds (words), if connected or nourished by the law of God, through faith unlock the stream of a three-fold blessing:
- Yielding fruit in season
- Leaves do not whither
- Prosper in whatever they do
Meditation on the Word of God(pondering on it constantly) creates moist soil and the ideal temperature to germinate the seeds of the Word in our hearts .This is the reason David could say: “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”(Psalm 119:11)
To maintain; to keep alive; to support; to subsist; as provisions to sustain a family or an army.(KJV)
“…and who hesitated on His law day and night...”Psalm 1:2
Sustainability is the ability of the resources to support life for present and future generation without getting depleted. The word of God sustains the life of a believer in all seasons with or without the worldly resources.(sushmasingh)