3 And he shall be like a tree [`ets] planted [shathal] by the rivers [peleg] of water, [mayim] that bringeth forth [nathan] his fruit [pariy] in his season; [`eth] his leaf [`aleh] also shall not wither; [nabel] and whatsoever he doeth [`asah] shall prosper. [tsalach]KJV-Interlinear
he will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which
yields its fruit in its season, And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever
he does, he prospers. NASB
who meditates (studies) the scriptures, is similar to the tree that is planted
(not by himself) by others (instruction), will be productive (spiritual
productivity), and prosper and blossom, and grow into a full and fulfilling
Your life is in your soul,
and what is in your soul is your life.
Streams of water refer to
Bible doctrine, that flows along and near the tree, from which the tree reaches
out with its roots and absorbs into itself, thus growing richly and
The tree produces fruit of
many different types (different trees have different production).
The tree produces,
because of the constant flow of water (doctrine) and rich soil (foundation of
doctrine), all from the source of God (truth) and not of this world
(ungodliness, sinfulness, scornfulness).
Whatever the tree does,
through doctrine, it prospers.Therefore,
apply this analogy to your own life.
You have a big world out
there from which you can draw your livelihood.You learn academically, and through experience, but if it all comes from
worldliness (not of God), then all you have comes to
However, if you draw from
doctrine, and allow yourself to be planted (taught) from the right sources, if
you learn doctrine, thus filling up your soul with truth, and allow it to flow
through your mind (your thought process), then the resultant spiritual growth
will never fail, and you will never fail in your spiritual life.
This does not mean that
you will succeed in this temporal world. Your life is destined for bigger
things in eternity in heaven with God.But
if you fail in your daily Bible studies, then you will fall short in eternity.
The tree takes in water
constantly and daily, for all of its life.It is nourished constantly and daily throughout its life.So too, you need to be nourished daily
throughout your life, in order to be spiritually successful.
To ignore doctrine, is to
refuse water. And to refuse water leads to poor health or death.Therefore, desire doctrine, pursue doctrine,
and acquire the success and happiness and fulfillment that everyone strives for
in life, but never find from this world.
The completion of your
life is located in Bible doctrine.You
just have to reach out for the water (doctrine) and drink it (learn it).
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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