How Deep Are Your Roots?

After a few weeks of cool weather, we had our first real heat today- around 100 degrees.  The poor little tree in the front center pot had been struggling along, but this heat just did it in, while the trees around it are thriving. 

It has to do with its roots; either they were undeveloped or something like a borer was choking them off from delivering nutrients.  All these benchgrafts looked the same from the top when I potted them, but the heat of adversity seperated the one that wasn’t well-rooted.

People are like this also; on the surface they may all look the same, but the heat of adversity will seperate those that whither from those that will thrive.  I want to be one that thrives, and I know the secret:

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.  He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf shall not whither, and whatever he does shall prosper.

The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.  Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.  For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the wsy of the ungodly shall perish.”  -Psalm 1:1-6

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