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TEXT - PS 1:1-3 BLESSED IS THE MAN THAT WALKETH NOT IN THE COUNSEL OF THE

UNGODLY, NOR STANDETH IN THE WAY OF SINNERS, NOR SITTETH IN THE SEAT OF THE

SCORNFUL. 2 BUT HIS DELIGHT IS IN THE LAW OF THE LORD; AND IN HIS LAW DOTH HE

MEDITATE DAY AND NIGHT. 3 AND HE SHALL BE LIKE A TREE PLANTED BY THE RIVERS OF

WATER, THAT BRINGETH FORTH HIS FRUIT IN HIS SEASON; HIS LEAF ALSO SHALL NOT

WITHER; AND WHATSOEVER HE DOETH SHALL PROSPER.

INTRO. WE MUST ALL WORK TOWARD BEARING THE RIGHT KIND OF FRUIT. SEEMS THAT

MOST OF OUR CONCERNS ARE OUR FRUIT MULTIPLYING. WE DEMAND FRUIT IMMEDIATELY

EVEN THOUGH THE ROOT MAY BE WEAK AND KNOBBY OR MISSING ALTOGETHER. WE’VE

BECOME IMPATIENT. THE BOUGH - ( LARGE OR MAIN BRANCH ) THAT BREAKS OFF FROM

THE TREE IN A STORM MAY BLOOM BRIEFLY AND GIVE TO THE ONES THAT PASS BY THE

IMPRESSION THAT IT IS A HEALTHY AND FRUITFUL BRANCH, BUT ITS TENDER BLOOMS

WILL SOON PERISH AND THE BOUGH ITSELF WITHER AND DIE. THERE IS NO LASTING LIFE

APART FROM THE ROOT.

1. THE WORD RHIZOO – TO CAUSE TO TAKE ROOT

A. WHEN WE TAKE ROOT WE TRY TO AVOID AND RENOUNCE THE CAMPANIONSHIP OF

EVIL-DOERS.

B. Ps 119:115 -Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments

of my God.

C. THE WORLD IS FULL OF EVIL-DOERS, YOU CAN SEE THEM ALL AROUND YOU. THEY WALK

ON EVERY SIDE.

D. THEY ARE DESCRIBED BY THREE CHARACTERS, UNGODLY , SINNERS , AND SCORNFUL.

E. UNGODLY - THROUGH AWAY THEIR DUTY TO HIM: BUT THEY REST NOT THERE. WHEN

THE SERVICE OF RELIGION ARE LAID ASIDE, THEY COME TO BE SINNERS, THEY BREAK

OUT INTO OPEN REBELLION AGAINST GOD. THEN THE HEART BECOMES HARDEN THEY OPENLY

DEFY ALL THAT IS SACRED, SCOFF AT RELIGION, AND MAKE JEST OF SIN. THEY HAVE

BECOME SCORNERS.

2. HOW DO WE STAY RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE ?

A. WHEN WE BECOME ROOTED IN OUR MEDITATIONS DAY AND NIGHT.

B. BECAUSE IT IS BY THE WORD WE ARE INSTRUCTED.

· AS A RESULT OF THE WORD SOULS ARE CLEANSED.

· IT IS THROUGH THE WORD WE ARE REGENERATED.

· AND THE WORD IS SPIRIT AND LIFE TO THEM THAT MEDITATE THEREIN DAY AND NIGHT.

C. 2 Tim 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is

profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in

righteousness:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto

all good works.

2. AS A METAPHOR, TO BE ROOTED MEANS TO BE ESTABLISHED, TO BE UPROOTED MEANS

TO BE DISPOSSESSED.

A .THE HIGHEST USE OF THE METAPHOR OF THE WORD ROOT COMES IN THE MESSIANIC

PASSAGES THAT REFER TO JESUS AS THE DESCENDANT OF DAVID:

B. AND IN THAT DAY THERE SHALL BE A ROOT OF JESSE WHO SHALL STAND AS A BANNER

TO THE PEOPLE" ISA. 11:10. ( JEHOVAH - NISSI - THE LORD OUR BANNER ).

C. CHURCH WITHOUT THE ROOT THERE WILL BE NO FRUIT!

D. Eph 3:17 THAT CHRIST MAY DWELL IN YOUR HEARTS BY FAITH; THAT YE, BEING

ROOTED AND GROUNDED IN LOVE,

E. EPH 3:17 AMPLIFIED - SAYS - MAY CHRIST THROUGH YOUR FAITH ACTUALLY DWELL

SETTLE DOWN, ABIDE, MAKE HIS PERMANENT HOME IN YOUR HEARTS! MAY YOU BE ROOTED

DEEP IN LOVE AND FOUNDED SECURELY ON LOVE.

F. PROVERBS 12:3 (quickview)  - A MAN SHALL NOT BE ESTABLISHED BY WICKEDNESS: BUT THE ROOT

OF THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL NOT BE MOVED.


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