👉 The man who trusts in man (v 5-6)
• like a shrub in the desert
• shall not see good
• shall dwell in parched places
👉 the man who trusts in the Lord (v 7-8 )
• like a tree planted by water
• does not fear
• is not anxious
• always fruitful
✏️ Bible Study Tip ✏️
Always make note of comparisons or contrasts. This is a great description of a life focused on the Lord vs one focused on self.
👉 The biggest difference that stood out to be was…
Being like a shrub in the desert vs being like a tree planted by streams of water.
Do you see it?
When we trust in man – even if that man is ourselves – we have no source of life or nourishment. We become dry and parched. Weary and worn.
But – when our trust is in the Lord – we are in a place to receive life and nourishment.
Trusting in man leaves us fragile.
Trusting in the Lord leaves us fruitful.
Who are you trusting in today?
You are loved.