Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 92:13 & 14, where we read these words, from a Psalm for the Sabbath Day:
"Those who are planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flour-ishing . . . "
Are some of us growing a bit older (like me), and wondering if our lives have been worth while, or not? If so, please recognize—even from the verses above—that those who are firmly planted in Jesus, in His church *do* make all the difference in the world, and that they *do* "flourish," and that they *do* continue to "bear fruit in old age."
All who forsake Jesus, and therefore also His church, waste their lives. Their miserable existences are worth nothing. On the other hand, those who plant themselves in Christ and His soil, are rich, fruitful, and fulfilled.
[Puritan quote of the day: "Christ's blood only can merit pardon.” —Thomas Watson, in, "The Doctrine of Repentance"]