September 16, 2017
Read: Psalm 1
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Scripture- Psalm 1:3- They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.
Observations- God's Word declares that all of us sin and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23), so how does one grow in righteousness and sin less? By being firmly rooted in God's Word and connected to the living God in personal connection. Jesus declared, "Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me." (John 15:4)
Application- It's important for us to be planted in good soil for righteousness to advance in our lives. Is your life in God bearing fruit? Is God prospering you, not giving you earthly prosperity, but filling you with His mercy, grace, and love in ways that make it clear you are more in love with Christ than when you first began to follow Him? This is a worthy goal for all of us in Christ
Prayer- Lord, thank You for promising to never forsake us or abandon us. So many people feel tired, overwhelmed, confused, edgy, angry, and stunned by what we've gone through in the past week. We are physically, emotionally, and spiritually exhausted. We want to be like trees planted by the riverbank to bear fruit in every season for You. Comfort Your people and let us turn quickly to You as our Rock, our Redeemer, and Refuge, and our Strength. Help us be there for those who are suffering and need to know of Your great love for them. Amen.
"So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us." (Hebrews 6:18),
P. S. - WE WILL HAVE ALL OF OUR WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY AT OUR MAIN CAMPUS AND AT DOVER.