"The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon." Psalm 92:12
This is more than just a verse of Scripture. These words come from the mouth and heart of Almighty God and contain two great promises explained in two grand creation masterpieces: the palm tree and the great cedar of Lebanon. The growth of palms and cedars may not be rapid, but the picture of strength, endurance and resilience cannot be missed or lightly gone over. As we gaze on the palm standing tall and straight, even after a terrific storm battered it, we are to be quick to recognize the comparison the Lord is making in this single verse. And when we pause and reflect the mighty cedar, a tree that was used to bolster the structure of God's Temple in Jerusalem, we have to take a long look at what our God is telling us in this key passage. The palm grows slowly, steadily, untouched by the many challenges and seasons that directly affect other trees.
"The Flourishing Soul" focuses on the biblical fact that the righteous will flourish in all places. The palm does so in the valley, while the cedar thrives on the mountain. Both trees are evergreens, implying that the righteous will remain fruitful and useful even "in old age." No matter what the righteous man may encounter, the palm and cedar teach us that flourishing will take place under all circumstances; the palm does so in drought and dreadful storms, while the cedar continues to thrive through harsh, winter storms and frost. Flourishing like the palm tree and growing as strong and tall as a cedar in Lebanon is God's awesome destination for all His children
Throughout "The Flourishing Soul," you'll be taken on a journey of all the places God's Word references the steady and sturdy palm tree. You'll discover how our Christian life is reflected in those many passages and given practical guidelines to help you become that righteous person to flourish as the palm and grow as the cedar