This brief psalm makes a contrast between the nasty, evil plots of the wicked, and a green olive tree planted in the house of God.
In the midst of busy shopping malls, trees are often planted in the center. They are content to be just where they are. However, in the back rooms of the stores, there’s likely some anxious fingers at adding machines as storeowners see how the profits are, now that Christmas shopping is over. Some may not be so content with the results!
Picture yourself as a green, olive tree. Feel yourself rooted, resting in the middle of the physical space that encircles you right now. Look all around you to see where you are. Like the hand of a clock, where do the rays of the sun point at you?
Here’s a great verse from Paul’s letter to the Philippians: “I have learned how to be content in any circumstance.”
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The righteous will see and fear. v. 6
I’m like a green olive tree. v. 8
I trust in Your steadfast love. v. 8
It is good to praise Your name. v. 9
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We read the Psalms in numerical order on Wednesdays
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