Jeremiah 17:08 (NKJV) For those of you who spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.
Usually when seasons are dry or in the absence of rain, trees tend to lose a few things, one is their green beautiful leaves and the other is their productivity. Such a tree is not even pleasing to look at. It has literally lost its life. Our lead verse however brings out a contrasting kind of tree to this one. One planted by the waters. This one remains green all year round and is always productive.
Such is the life of one whose trust is in the Lord. Verse 07 of the same Jeremiah 17 in “AMPC” renders “Most Beloved, we are called to a place where we trust in, fully rely and have hope and total confidence in the Lord and on Him Alone. In fact, 1 Peter 5:07 (MSG) encourages us to “Live carefree before God; He is the most careful with you. “
Those that trust in the Lord enjoy every benefit that comes with this trusting. The Scripture does not say that the heat will not come, but one who trusts in the Lord does not fear. The heat has no effect whatsoever on their lives or productivity. In fact, in the midst of the heat, one who trusts in, relies on and fully cleaves on the Lord still produces green leaves and still yields fruit.
The heat / circumstances in the world are exactly the same, however, there is a clear mark of distinction between those who trust in God and those who do not. Do not be fooled, we can never be the same. We pass through the fires and waters and are neither burnt nor consumed. It is the portion of those who are fully rely on God. So be of good cheer, no matter what happens, we are green all year round and yield fruits all year round. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: Jeremiah 17: 07-08 (GNT) “But I will bless the person who puts his trust in me.8 He is like a tree growing up a stream and sending out roots to the water.It is not afraid when hot weather comes, because its leaves stay green; it has no worries when there is no rain; it keeps on bearing fruit.
The Scripture does not say that the heat will not come, but one who trusts in the Lord does not fear. The heat has no effect whatsoever on their lives or productivity. In fact, in the midst of the heat, one who trusts in, relies on and fully cleaves on the Lord still produces green leaves and still yields fruit.
I trust in the Lord and fully rely on Him. For this reason I am like a tree planted by the waters. I fear no heat and I am never anxious in times of drought. My leaves are green all year round and I produce fruits all days.Hallelujah