The Promise of Prime

Your life is to be like a palm tree that grows in the desert.

“But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.  For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our  God. Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green. They will declare, “The Lord is just! He is my rock! There is no evil in him!”

Old age is not a time of senility, weakness or being feeble in the Bible. Becoming old is a season of coming into your prime. The definition of “flourish” is prime or at the best of your condition in every area of life.

A palm tree was key to furthering the expansion of the human race into hot, barren parts of the world. When you’re planted in the house of God, we have a promise that we can endure the hot barren seasons of life. When a traveler spotted a palm tree on the horizon, this was a sign of water, fruitfulness and life – an oasis.

The wood from the cedar of Lebanon was frequently used for ship building and building the temple in Jerusalem. A palm tree and cedar of Lebanon are perfect examples of showing a life of usefulness and long-lasting durability. I believe that being old according to our current culture is opposite of God’s desire.

God promises a life where we can come into our prime with longlasting usefulness and durability that furthers the expansion of His kingdom. Your life can be an oasis for the thirsty. If you think you’ve done everything, accomplished every dream, I dare you to seek God because you may just be starting!

“Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green.”

You are promised a life of producing fruit and remaining vital and green. At the end of your race, you will declare, “The Lord is just! He is my rock! There is no evil in him!”

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