Be Like The Tree, Not The River

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper”

– Psalm 1: 1-3


In the above passage, the believer who delights and meditates on the Word of God is like a tree planted by a river. The tree’s root system is constantly being watered by the river to grow and produce fruit.

Rivers are never straight. Canals are straight, but all rivers seem to be crooked. We call it “meandering”. The reason rivers are crooked is because the natural tendency of a river is to take the easiest way around any obstacle. So rivers are always crooked and run downhill.

Unfortunately, some of us are more like the river than the tree. Like rivers, some people are too lazy and immature to put forth much effort into walking with God. For them it’s easier to watch television than to pray and easier to read their newspaper than their Bible.

…Which best describes you?…


Your servant in Christ,

Rev. Charles Twymon