Its Leaf Does Not Wither

“He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither.” – Psalm 1:3a (ESV)


Greg Laurie, one of my favorite preachers, has said in his sermons on a few occasions that, “Seven days without reading your Bible makes one ‘weak’.” I think we can really expand this into one day instead of seven ! Psalm 1 is a great reminder of what happens when we don’t feed off and drink from God’s Word each day. We will wither and there won’t be any fruit to bear.

God has been gracious to reveal Himself to us through His Word. Carry your Bible with you at all times if possible. Keep it close by. Feed off it. Delight in it.

4 thoughts on “Its Leaf Does Not Wither

  1. raginggenius

    I want to read a different translation every year. This year I am reading THE NEW KING JAMES CHRONOLOGICAL STUDY BIBLE. I am stoked!!

  2. shannonsays

    Yes! The Word is our direct-connect with Jesus and it’s also our offensive weapon (the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God) in these perilous times.

    Trying to battle the evil of our day without it is like going to war with a dandilion wish-flower instead of a mighty sword.

    Moreover, when Jesus was tempted by Satan, he responded with the Word. He didn’t argue or stop to have a conversation. He spoke the Word straight to the evil and it left him!

    We need to have it in our hand (our hearts, our mouths) if we’re going to wield it effectively and victoriously.

    In His grip,
    Shannon Smith

    (Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I appreciate the encouragement!)

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