Being Planted in God’s Streams of Water
Psalm 1 speaks about the importance of being planted near tge streams of God’s water. His word serves as the necessities that we need. Jesus alluded to this when he mentioned being the the water that quenches our thirst.
“He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.” -Psalms1:3
Although it may be difficult to grasp the metaphor used when applying the standards of the world, Jesus shows that he is enough. He provides for us. There is bread and water and an easy yoke provided by the King of Kings. He or she that drinks from the water will never be thirsty again for they are eternal waters.
God provides for our spiritual hunger and thirst as well. While it may appear that there are materialistic possessions, items, or experiences that may substitute or take the place of Jesus Christ crucified and resurrected, there is nothing that suffices.
We try to accumulate experiences and possessions and how does that work out? It is never enough. One car, two cars, three cars, a fleet of cars, newer cars, brighter cars, offroad cars, flying cars and yet nothing us enough. We try to cure the deep, invisible, spiritual wounds with visible, material, plastic items and experiences. Doesn’t seem like a logical solution.
Man and woman need to include God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit in their lives to be able to reap the cure to most of their problems and wounds. There is no other substitute. And as a bonus you get eternal salvation. Not only do you get this life but the next as well.