Our lives and those of our loved ones are in danger of dying without a fountain of living water. The Word of God provides this for us, regardless of the circumstances or problems in our lives. It is something that we need to be grounded in from an early age and if we are not, almost anything can and will take its place.
Trees need a good established root system or they will not reach maturity and so do Christians. Those in our world who do not believe or who choose to believe a lie have very shallow roots or none at all.
In God’s Word, the palm tree is used as an example for a life lived through the grace of God. Since palm trees don’t produce fruit until maturity, their fruit gets sweeter as they age. The palm tree is also made up of living wood all the way to the bark and their roots are the same size no matter how long they are so they are strong and can withstand the forces that life throws at them.
In the fallen world that we live in, we have to have some sort of foundation. That root or foundation is the Word of God. It established the universe and the earth and brought forth life in its abundance. The beauty of the cosmos is reflects the beauty of His design in all of its ways. The heavens declare God’s glory, and we should too!
The way the world looks at Christians, we are narrow minded, intolerant, hateful of others’ lifestyles and beliefs, yada, yada,yada, etc. The world sees us this way no matter how much we may do for others.
We are this way because if we are true to our belief, that is how we must be. God doesn’t tolerate sinful lifestyles, beliefs which don’t include Him or Jesus or those who believe that they can get to Heaven without Him.
I know this is a hard, cold way of introduction to a loving Father, but would your earthly father do any less? If there were others trying to teach my son differently than the way I have brought him up, I would be intolerant and narrow minded toward them too. Can we expect the Creator to be any different? He says all of this in His word, the Bible. Many people don’t ever read their Bible much less study the meaning in the words.
Our loving Creator has left instructions for our lives and the way they should be lived, why not read them? It is much better than any “self-help” book and covers much more than most do. I know that many so-called men don’t read the instruction book for doing things like putting something together, or how to program a VCR or DVR. But the Bible actually is the instruction book for life, our life. It will make nearly any situation easier to handle, if we let Him be our guide.
Give God and His advice for your life a chance to help. Because in all situations, He knows exactly what will happen and to whom. Let Him into your life and into your heart and your life on earth will never be the same, it will be better!