In this writing, we will continue in our exploration of the Psalms. We are going to see how to be fruitful in life, and how to prosper. This Psalm teaches us how to be blessed by God, and how to live in the blessing. The scripture promises strength and resilience. There is a definite key to the good life here. To grasp the context of verse 3, we must visit verse 2. Let’s see the key to the great promises contained in this Psalm. Verse 2 says,
“But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.”(NASB)
The key that unlocks the door to God’s promises for the blessed life is delight in God. When you delight in God, you delight in His Word. To meditate on God’s Word, it must be a part of you. You must put God’s thoughts deep on the inside of you. When you are delighting in God, you are dwelling on Him. This teaches you who God is, and what He is like. This teaches you how to live, and how to live righteously. Others might believe it’s impossible to meditate on God day and night. That’s not true. Your mind is always on, always working. You are always meditating on something. Fear is meditating on the negative. Worry is meditating on your problems, whether real or imagined. Day dreaming is meditating on what could be, or might have been. You are always thinking about something, so learn to think about God, and His goodness. Train your mind to meditate on God, and Psalm 1:3 will be your reality. Flip the switch in your mind from negative to positive, from ungodly to Godly, from doom to hope.
Psalm 1:3 says,
“He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.”( NASB)
When your focus is God, you are abundantly supplied in every way, just like the tree planted by streams. In the same way that the tree has more water than it could ever need, you have more of everything God has than you could ever need. Thinking about God brings connection to him. Dwelling on His Word builds faith. As your connection to God grows, you grow. God is the source of everything you need. He is the fountain of life. As you look at Him and His truth always, you begin to see the world through the lens of the Good News.
Jesus died to forgive you. He rose for your justification. He lives to intercede for you. He rules and reigns over the universe. He removed all hindrances between you and God the Father. There is nothing to block the flow of God’s living water to you, but you, choosing to not receive it. Jesus has blessed you with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. Everything you need is found in Him. Focus on Him and be like a tree planted by streams of water.
As you do this you start to bear good fruit. The more you behold Jesus(The Word made flesh), the more you are transformed into His image from glory to glory(2 Corinthians 3:18). This makes you fruitful. Delighting in Him, and meditating in His goodness, keeps the connection flowing. Without that you can do nothing(John 15), but with the life giving sustenance of Jesus, you are a tree of life. The fruit of the Spirit starts to become who you are. People start coming to Jesus, just because you are in their vicinity. You start to change things.
This key of biblical meditation gives you endurance and staying power. Your leaf doesn’t wither. Jesus baptizes and fills you with the Holy Spirit. The power of God starts to overwhelm you. God’s Word teaches you what is yours in Christ. Mediation helps faith to grow, until you live in the manifestation of God’s promises. Through this you learn that healing is yours. Wholeness is yours. Power is yours. You are a child of God, not a slave. The joy of the Lord is your strength. You can live well, in body and soul. You don’t have to give up, because God is working in you.
Brothers and sisters, when you bring all this together, everything you do will prosper. Jesus brings prosperity in ever area of your life. Just focus on Him. Listen to Him. Do what He says, and you will succeed.
There is more depth that can be gone into in this verse. If you want a part two on this verse, let me know, and I will make it happen. Thank you for reading, and may God bless you.