My Dear Brother and Sister, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of Psalms 52:8,9 “ But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever. I will thank you forever, because you have done it. I will wait for your name, for it is good, in the presence of the godly.” –
My Dear Brother and Sister, from the above context we learn that David states his confidences in the Lord . As he was often surrounded by the wicked enemies. David, shifts his attention to the Lord, he makes a statement of his confidence in God: He says, “But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God” David warns the evildoer that God “will uproot him from the land of the living.” Since David is like a green olive tree, in the house of God, he is stable, supplied, and secure. David “was safe and secure in midst of the wicked enemies, because he lived in the presence of God always.
My Dear Brother and Sister, How can you be like a green olive tree in the house of God? Firstly, Just trust in the Lord.David declares, “I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever” To trust in the Lord is to live in dependence, reliance, and confidence in the Lord. This is the only way to face evil, injustice, and wickedness. You must trust in the Lord. The Lord is worthy of your trust, because of his “steadfast love.” God’s love is volitional, not emotional. God loves us because he has promised to love us and God always keeps his promises. God’s love is loyal. When others turn against you, God’s love remains steadfast. Even when you turn from God to go your own way, His love remains steadfast.
My Dear Brother and Sister, secondly thank the Lord always. David testifies, “I will thank you forever, because you have done it” Thanksgiving to God is a clear evidence of trust in God. A life of worry, doubt, and fear betrays a lack of confidence in God. Trust in God’s faithfulness is rooted in gratitude for God’s past faithfulness. Thanksgiving fuels trust. In the midst of trouble, David’s focus was on who did it, not on what was done. This focus on the Lord enabled him to give thanks even in the trials he faced.
My Dear Brother and Sister, thirdly “Wait on the Lord.” David announces, “I will wait for your name, for it is good, in the presence of the godly” A trusting and thankful heart will be marked by patience. This patience is not about sitting down and waiting. To wait, is to walk by faith, not by sight. You walk behind the Lord, expecting him to lead you. You do not walk or run ahead of the Lord, taking matters into your own hand. David, hoped in the Lord, waiting on the promises of God.
My Dear Brother and Sister, Are you like a green olive tree in the house ofGod? What are the trials, troubles, and tribulations you face? No matter what is going on in your life or in the world around you, you can face them like a green olive tree in the house of God. Through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, focus on God and not your circumstances. Live with assurance that God is obviously present, actively in-charge, and dynamically at-work. God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Thank You for telling us that we need to be like the green olive tree in the house of God. Help us to trust in the Lord, be thankful to God and also wait on the Lord for all the events in our life.