“Whatever they do prospers.” That got everyone’s attention didn’t it? You want to know “who is they” who prospers in “whatever they do.” Because that’s a blessing isn’t it to know that as a wife, mother, employee or employer, or a minister you can prosper. To know that when you teach, preach, speak, sing, walk, move, develop, create, propose, and breathe you can prosper. How? I’m glad you asked.
Those of us who love God’s word, are delighted to live it and obey it, who read, study, and meditate on it when we wake, before we sleep, and during our sleep we are trees planted in rich fertile nurturing ground. We are steadfast and immovable always fruitful in the work of the Lord.
To meditate on the word is deeper than reading it and studying it. To meditate is to think deeply about the word. Before we make irrational and emotional decisions, because we have thought deeply about the word, we don’t move but we are able to be still. Before we react in pride when someone criticizes our work, we humble ourselves in the presence of God and know that He will elevate us in due season. Before we become anxious about our financial status and worry about whether or not we will be able to eat and feed our children, we seek God first and His righteousness and believe that all our needs God will supply. We are not anxious about anything because we have made our requests to God in exchange for God’s peace.
Because God’s Word gives us joy, we obey His Word and want to please God. Because we meditate on the Word of God both day and night we are healthy, productive, and fruitful. Our leaves don’t even wither we because we are rooted and grounded in the Word and connected to God. Whatever we do, prospers. Get rooted. Stay rooted. Dr.J.
Psalm 1:2-3 NIV “but whose delight is in the law of the Lord , and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.”