My dear Brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given you for today is from the book of, Psalm 1:3, “He shall be like a tree, Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf shall not wither And whatsoever he does shall prosper”.
My dear Brothers and Sisters, the Lord will prosper you in all the work of your hand. May be until this time you have only experienced failures in your life. But in future the Lord will prosper the effort of your work. Many would have done evil to you but God will change every evil to your good. Joseph said, to his brothers, But as for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it unto good, to bring it to pass, as it is this day to save much people. Hallelujah! In case anybody had thought it evil and done evil for you then it will turn out for your good. He turns and changes it in favor of you. People will look at you and be surprised.
This psalm shows us the Holiness and Happiness of a godly man. The sinfulness and misery of a wicked man. A godly man does not walk in the council of the ungodly, even though he is surrounded by evil men, sinners and the scornful. The man who is blessed proves to be a happy man.
God says,you will be planted by the rivers of water. Like trees that appear to be a tree of righteousness filled with the fruits of grace of the spirit and of good works. These trees are rooted and built upon Jesus Christ and established in the faith of Him. You will be like trees planted by the rivers of water that brings forth fruit in its season and its leaf will not wither and whatsoever you do will prosper. These trees are like that of a green olive tree, or a palm tree, or a cedar in Lebanon to which David compares himself and the righteous. To prosper you need to meditate on the word of God day and night. Such people will be blessed.
My Dear Brothers and sisters, this is a psalm of instruction concerning good and evil, setting before us life and death, the blessing and the curse. That we may take the right way, which leads to happiness. The psalmist tells about the difference between those that serve God and those that do not serve God. The psalmist speaks about the righteous and unrighteous, the children of God and the children of the wicked one. Hence you need to have a good perspective of your future. A person filled with spirit of God who does everything in faith, to the glory of God and in the name of Christ prospers and therefore is a happy man.
Our loving heavenly, Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank you for helping us to understand the way of righteousness. To choose that which is perfect and right in the sight of God. Help us to be planted like trees by the rivers side. So that we may be fruitful in and out of season. May we prosper in all the work of our hand as You have promised. In Jesus Name we pray.