Daily D – Psalm 92:12-15
Psalm 92:12-15 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”
Advancing age is no impediment to a fresh and fruitful life.
A group of us men of a certain age dined together last night. We discussed one of our peers who is a good twenty years older than the sixty-somethings hovering over our chips and salsa. He plans to work another five years before he retires. He’s the kind of guy who would go mountain climbing with Moses.
Two things are true:
1) Today is a good day to grow in grace and truth, to know and experience God.
2) Whatever you consider OLD is also a good time to grow in grace and truth, to know and experience God.
Now is a good time for your faith to flourish. Now is a good time to bear fruit.
For additional perspective on fruitfulness, turn to John 15 and ponder Jesus’ words. Fruitfulness is a joint operation involving both God and you. He does his part and you do yours.
Spoiler alert: It’s all about love. (See verses 12, 13, and 17.)
Aging may inhibit certain physical capacities, but it in no way diminishes our ability to love with deepening meaning.
I will live a flourishing faith now and always.
Our Father, I want to live a flourishing faith. I want to grow in your grace and truth. I want to know you better day by day. I want to bear fruit, fruit that will last now and always. Empower me to love who you love in the way they need to be loved by you. Amen.
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Romans 2:4 Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?
Acts 18:24-26 Meanwhile, a Jew named Apollos, an eloquent speaker who knew the Scriptures well, had arrived in Ephesus from Alexandria in Egypt. He had been taught the way of the Lord, and he taught others about Jesus with an enthusiastic spirit and with accuracy. However, he knew only about John’s baptism. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him preaching boldly in the synagogue, they took him aside and explained the way of God even more accurately.