I have taken root in a privileged people, in the Lord’s property, in his inheritance.
I have grown tall as a cedar in Lebanon, as a cypress on Mt. Hermon; I have grown tall as a palm in Engedi, as the rose bushes of Jericho; as a fine olive in the plain, as a plane tree I have grown tall.
An olive tree in the plain
is cultivated for its important fruit; it is slow to mature, so it requires peaceful conditions to let it grow. Fragrant, with a pleasing odor, is an emblem of prosperity, beauty and regions of privilege.
A responsive prayer:
May I produce important, valuable fruit, be patient with myself and with others, recognizing it takes time and peaceful conditions for my fruit to mature.
What would your response be?
Tomorrow we’ll look at Wisdom’s promise of refreshment.
May the fragrance I exude speak of promise and inspire hope.
That’s a great prayer. I join you in it. D
Lord, help me keep my mind on you and bask in your peace so growth can occur.