Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish (Psalms 1:1-6).
Today's Morsel: I really love fruit. I don't care what type or kind it is, I love it. There is nothing like a good Golden Delicious apple, or one of those huge Korean pears. Fruit is good for you and should be part of our daily food allowance. I guess my question to you today is, "What kind of fruit are you producing?" Isaiah said, "God hath given us a garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that we might be trees of righteousness, the planted of the Lord, that He might be glorified" (Isaiah 61:3). If we have been planted by Jesus, then we should be producing the fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23. Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, etc, are the fruit we should be growing and displaying. And not only that, but our leaf should not wither due to the fiery trials of life that come our way. And whatever we do, we shall prosper in it. As Daniel said, "The people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits" (Daniel 11:32). When Jesus cursed the fig tree, it was because it didn't have any fruit on it. The first time he came to the tree, He wanted it cut down because there was nothing on it. He said cut it down, why clumber it the ground. In other words, why let it take up space if it's not producing anything. But the husbandman (farmer), asked that he be allowed a year to dung around it, work with it, and see if it produced, and if not, then cut it down. So the next time Jesus came, it still had nothing on it, and He cursed it and it dried up. If Jesus was to come to you unexpectedly, would He find fruit? David said if you walk not in the counsel of the ungodly, if you don't stand in the way of sinners, and if you don't sit in the seat of the scornful; but allow your delight to be in the law of the LORD; and you meditate in his law day and night; then you will be like a tree that is planted by the rivers of water, and you will bring forth fruit in your season." If you stay in Jesus, you will always produce fruit that is good for the soul.
Sing: I shall not be, I shall not be moved. I shall not be, I shall not be moved; just like a tree, planted by the water, I shall not be moved.