Those Who Trust In The Lord Are Honored

VERSE OF THE DAY.Jeremiah 17:7-8 (New Living Translation).Share Audio.“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.Those in honor who have put their trust in the spirit of the Lord putting their hopes i him and are confident and faithful and true. They are like trees planted along riverbeds with out spreading of roots that root deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit. They are fruitful and in good strong health well cared for.Jer. 17 Verses 7 to 8.[8] For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.What Does Jeremiah 17:7 Mean? ►.”Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD.Jeremiah 17:7(NASB).Verse Thoughts.What tremendous benefits are discovered for the one that trusts the Lord with all their heart and does not lean upon their own understanding. Trusting in the Lord is simply believing what God has said. It is having faith in the incarnate Word of God and trusting all that the Lord has revealed to us in the written Word of God.The man who trusts in the Lord is simply believing Him in all things – believing His Word, trusting His promises, and not allowing himself to be shaken by circumstance, sight, emotions, or feelings. Blessed indeed, is the man that trusts in the Lord. Favoured and fortunate, is the one whose hope is resting in the God of our Salvation.It was Jeremiah who wrote these words. He was acutely aware of the sins of Judah and the unfaithfulness of the people of Israel. He knew that man’s heart is deceitful above all things, and that fallen man can be swept into deep despondency when faith in the Lord fails or falters. He was surrounded by a nation that had fallen into apostasy, and it was in His distress that he sought the Lord for healing and deliverance.At the start of his ministry, Jeremiah had been warned that the people would not listen to his message, and the guilt of the nation stands in stark contrast with the innocence of this solitary prophet of God. It was as He lamented the unbelief of the people, and became distressed by the destructive consequences of their sin, that he was led to reignite his own faith by confessing the truth, “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD. and whose hope is the LORD.”.Trusting the Lord is simply believing that the one and only Way God has provided for fallen man to be saved, is through the sacrificial death and glorious resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is having faith in the unchangeable Truth that God has opened up for us in the Scriptures, and has revealed to us through His only begotten Son. It is accepting, as an unchangeable fact, that the Life which God imparted to us through the Lord Jesus Christ, will save to the uttermost.It pleases the very heart of God when His children depend on Him utterly, believe in His Word, and trust in His Son for Salvation, for without having faith in Who He is and what He had said, it is impossible to please Him. Without faith we are ships without a rudder that are tossed and adrift on the merciless sea of life, for the one who draws near to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.Trusting in God and hoping in the Lord is simply believing the reality of all that He has disclosed to us in His Word. It is accepting as fact all that God has revealed to us in the Bible. It is trusting all that has been revealed in Scripture about our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ.It is believing as fact that Christ has gone to prepare a place for us and loves us with an everlasting love. Christian hope is not a vain, fingers-crossed fantasy, and faith in God is not founded on fiction, but on fact. It is seeing with the unclouded eye-of-faith, all God promises as a certain reality, and accepting as actuality the truth of His Word.Trusting in the Lord and hoping in Him is being certain of the existence of things we cannot see. What glorious joy is realised by the one that trusts implicitly in the Lord and places their eternal hope in Him. Blessed is the man who embraces these two gifts of grace, which abide forever – for faith and hope unlock our understanding of the Father-heart of God’s pure love for all His children.Source: https://dailyverse. knowing-jesus. com/jeremiah-17-7.Source: https://dailyverse. knowing-jesus. com/jeremiah-17-7.What Does Jeremiah 17:8 Mean? ►.”For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit.Jeremiah 17:8(NASB).Verse Thoughts.Jeremiah was known as the weeping prophet for he not only warned Israel that disobedience towards the Lord would result in their dispersion amongst the nations, but he was also one who warned of Judah’s final downfall and witnessed its devastating destruction – and he wept bitterly, as he watched the Presence of God withdraw from the Temple of the Lord.Nevertheless there is a message of hope, and a promise of restoration in Jeremiah’s challenging message to Judah – a message of hope for all who trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour – that even when we are faithless He remains faithful, and that when we are weak and fail Him, He remains strong and His love and grace towards us is never changing – great is His faithfulness.Like her sister Israel, Judah had also fallen into deep idolatry, which has resulted in an extended period of Israel’s dispersion among the nations. Trust in man and the worship of idols has its devastating rewards, but faith in the Lord and His precious promises produces the fruit of righteousness.And in the midst of this weeping prophet’s sharp accusations and strong condemnation of the idolatry of Israel, who had turned from their faithful God to idols, we discover a refreshing oasis in the midst of Jeremiah’s condemnatory proclamations. Blessed is the man that puts his trust in the Lord, for he will be like a well-watered tree, who is refreshed and rejuvenated in the streams of living water, refreshment that only flow from our faithful God.The heart is twisted and perverse above all things, and when we view ourselves from our own distorted perspective we are too often led into error. Only the one that rests in the Lord, trusts their lives into His hands, gaining their hope and strength from Him and placing their trust in God alone is able to be like a well-watered tree – that received hope and strength from our Father in heaven.Amidst an avalanche of condemnation against ungodliness and idolatry, both Israel and the Church have received God’s gracious reassurance: Blessed is the man whose delight in the Lord, and who meditates on His law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of living water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— and whatever they do prospers.Blessed is the one whose confident hope is in the Lord, for he will be like a tree planted by the rivers of living water – that extends its roots into His life-giving streams. That man or woman will not fear when problems and life’s difficulties arise, but will hope in the Lord for strength and deliverance. They will not be anxious in a year of drought nor will they cease to yield fruit, more fruit – much fruit, to the glory of God and to their own eternal benefit.Source: https://dailyverse. knowing-jesus. com/jeremiah-17-8.Jeremiah 17:7-.“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,.whose trust is the Lord.He is like a tree planted by water,.that sends out its roots by the stream,.and does not fear when heat comes,.for its leaves remain green,.and is not anxious in the year of drought,.for it does not cease to bear fruit.”.– Jeremiah 17:7-8.The context of this passage concerns the idolatry in Judah. God’s people were bent to pursue idolatry, it was a sin “engraved on the tablet of their hearts” (17:1) and one that is engraved on all natural hearts. In verses 5-6, we see that anyone who trusts in “not-God”…. those whose hearts turn away from YHWH…. are cursed, that is, they are doomed to destruction and are seeking life from what cannot give life (much like the broken cisterns in Jeremiah 2:13).However, in contrast to the one who turns from the Lord is the one who trusts in Him…that man will be like a tree planted by streams of water. Well, water gives life to trees through the roots, right? So it seems that God Himself gives life to His people through the “roots” of their faith. That’s the picture the Lord is giving us in these verses.And we now know that to truly trust in YHWH necessitates trusting in Jesus Christ, crucified and risen. That is where we supremely see and know the Lord, and the accomplishment of the cross is what enables us to be able to trust in God and find help from Him rather than simply be condemned by Him.I wanted to draw this picture so that, upon first glance, you might just think, “oh, a picture of a tree by a river,” but then upon closer examination you would see that its really an image of a man drinking from / trusting in the person and work of Christ.I use the imagery of drinking to represent faith in the Lord for a few reasons. First, that is what’s implied here in Jeremiah 17. Second, Because in Jeremiah 2:13, God condemns His people for trying to quench the thirst of their soul with idols rather than with Himself, the fountain of living waters. And lastly, because John’s gospel presents faith in Christ as an intimate receiving of all that He is, and receiving from Him the true living water of the Christ-revealing Spirit…….Also, notice that I made Christ’s wounds the “water” from which the man is drinking. There are many reasons for this….. the connection between Christ’s crucifixion and the opening of a fountain of living water for His people are numerous. But perhaps most simply, I chose to make His wounds the water because it is primarily in Christ CRUCIFIED and RISEN that we believe and so are saved….. to make YHWH our trust means to trust in the crucified and risen God…. the wounds are central both to our salvation and to the revelation of who YHWH is, and because of that I made them central to this image.Matthew Henry’s Commentary on Jeremiah 17:7-8.Commentary on Jeremiah 17:5-11.(Read Jeremiah 17:5-11).He who puts confidence in man, shall be like the heath in a desert, a naked tree, a sorry shrub, the product of barren ground, useless and worthless. Those who trust to their own righteousness and strength, and think they can do without Christ, make flesh their arm, and their souls cannot prosper in graces or comforts. Those who make God their Hope, shall flourish like a tree always green, whose leaf does not wither. They shall be fixed in peace and satisfaction of mind; they shall not be anxious in a year of drought. Those who make God their Hope, have enough in him to make up the want of all creature-comforts. They shall not cease from yielding fruit in holiness and good works. The heart, the conscience of man, in his corrupt and fallen state, is deceitful above all things. It calls evil good, and good evil; and cries peace to those to whom it does not belong. Herein the heart is desperately wicked; it is deadly, it is desperate. The case is bad indeed, if the conscience, which should set right the errors of other faculties, is a leader in the delusion. We cannot know our own hearts, nor what they will do in an hour of temptation. Who can understand his errors? Much less can we know the hearts of others, or depend upon them. He that believes God’s testimony in this matter, and learns to watch his own heart, will find this is a correct, though a sad picture, and learns many lessons to direct his conduct. But much in our own hearts and in the hearts of others, will remain unknown. Yet whatever wickedness there is in the heart, God sees it. Men may be imposed upon, but God cannot be deceived. He that gets riches, and not by right, though he may make them his hope, never shall have joy of them. This shows what vexation it is to a worldly man at death, that he must leave his riches behind; but though the wealth will not follow to another world, guilt will, and everlasting torment. The rich man takes pains to get an estate, and sits brooding upon it, but never has any satisfaction in it; by sinful courses it comes to nothing. Let us be wise in time; what we get, let us get it honestly; and what we have, use it charitably, that we may be wise for eternity.

Author: J. Palmer

Living under the wings of God and the angels around me keeping me going and safe. Sharing the love of Christ.

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