the righteous will flourish like the palm tree.
How does the palm tree flourish
At the errrrr top
After a very barren boring looking trunk
You get the picture
Never be fooled by spirit
It always gets the last laugh
Which is the meaning of the Name Isaac
Laughter , that is.
Abraham Isaac and Jacob
Well they all kind of flourished in their herds
But the real" flourishment" was Jacob....at the end!!!!
Isaac....like the palm trunk...kept getting his flourishment nicked. his wells were continually stopped. Haven't we been there!!!!!
All the while we think we are building the house....God is building it. He has a flourishment plan!!!!
David went through so many phases to get to the point when he wanted to build the Lord a House, and announced it to Nathan.
Nathan phoned that evening to say.....errrrr David....about that house.....you are not going to build it.
God is going to BUILD FOR YOU an enduring HOUSE.
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion we were like those who dream. Our mouths were filled with laughter and our tongues with shouts of joy
THEN THEY SAID AMONG THE NATIONS THE LORD HAS DONE GREAT THINGS FOR THEM......
God's PR beats Saatchi and Saatchi
You don't have to produce an Ishmael to impress folk that God's Word is true
You don't have to cram your life full with stuff to make others think you are impressive....
God cuts you back Himself....
Outwardly to others you are kept as that barren looking trunk
It makes the FINALE
See God wasn't that miserable git after all
It was better PR this way
God, in His vessels of Clay
Finally cracking open with HIS STUFF
GLORY AS ONLY OF GOD THE FATHER
in the SON OF MAN