God is the Source

The Cedars are the beautiful trees of Lebanon which were used in the Lords temple created by Solomon.  They are magnificent trees considered of high value in the Holy Land.  The Cedars category comes from the study title that an old pastor of mine used as a method for discipleship. 

It is based on the reference of Psalm 92, which I will quote verses 10-15:

But You have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox;
I have been anointed with fresh oil.
And my eye has looked exultantly upon my foes,
My ears hear of the evildoers who rise up against me.
The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree,
He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Planted in the house of the Lord,
They will flourish in the courts of our God.
They will still yield fruit in old age;
They shall be full of sap and very green,
To declare that the Lord is upright;
He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

We see so much imagery here about the beauty and health of the trees, and it is also an image of us as we couch ourselves in the Word of God.

Verse 10 shows God to be the ultimate source of our growth.  In Christ, we learn of righteousness, and that righteousness will cause us to flourish.  Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:33 to “Seek first His Kingdom and His Righteousness and these things shall be added to you“.  In this instance, ‘these things’ refers to the physical needs of the body.

When we lose our focus on Him, our righteousness suffers and we start to fall into complacency and finally sin.  But keep focus and righteousness will come.  Keep righteousness and His kingdom will be in sight.  Keep that place and He will provide for your needs and you will not have to worry.

Though we frequently forget to keep focus on God and rather focus on all the work we need to earn our paycheck, we should instead to resolve to be sure to take some time each day on relaxed focus on God in Prayer.