Monday, December 18, 2017

Are You Full of Sap?

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The trees of the Lord, the cedars of Lebanon, are the loftiest and most magnificent of trees on the face of the earth. The trees being so lofty and large, it seems as if one none of them could be planted except by the Lord God Almighty Himself.

The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted” (Psalm 104:16).

The trees of the Lord are full of sap, saturated and abundantly supplied with that which is necessary to their growth. There is no want, no lack, of that which is needful to them.

The “trees of the Lord” would remind us of the “trees of righteousness” which are the planting of the Lord, planted in his vineyard. They are full of sap, for that which God plants He will water, and those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God (see Psalm 92:13).

We have to ask ourselves a question: “Are we full of sap?” Psalm 104:16 indicates that we have been given ample supply to cause us to grow into high and lofty trees, a glory to the earth in which they are planted! Are we growing? Are our roots digging down deeper and deeper as time goes on? Are we bearing fruit?

It is a sad thing to meet people who are not doing anything with what God has invested in them. Matthew 21:19 talks of a certain fig tree which was bearing no fruit; Jesus cursed the tree and it withered away. To be a lavish, fruit-bearing tree is important to God…like a return on His priceless investment.

We have been blessed with an abundance of life-giving, life-sustaining, life-changing “sap”. Be careful to grow your roots deep into His Word and love for you so you will be like the trees of the Lord and full of sap.

Father, help me to be like the Cedars of Lebanon, firm, sound, unmovable, unchangeable, having roots that run deep, having an abundance of sap and bearing much fruit. Father, I want to be full of sap; help me to use what You have invested in me, bearing much fruit, for Your glory. Amen!

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.” (Psalm 1:3)

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