Cedar of Lebanon
43 “For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, 44 for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. 45 The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Jesus loved to say if you have ears, hear. We rush through life and tell each other the same stories, but if you truly listen to people you hear intent.
1 Corinthians 2:10
These are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.
And you have to brush things aside because only Jesus was perfect. Judgement presumes we don't change for the better.
Just as each day is built and teens are surprised to hear that they work to be 20, 25 year olds work to be 30 - we are surprised to find - life is now. Who we are is now. We expect to find a picture frame to move into. Instead our choices today tell us of ourselves.
Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches."
A tree is a wonderful analogy to life. Shade from intense sun. Moved by wind. Abraham chose to live under the Oaks of Mamre. Shelter.
They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.
O Lord, my heart is not lifted up;
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvelous for me.
2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
3 O Israel, hope in the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore.
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