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Psalms 1:3 - “Which Brings Forth Fruit”

Psalms 1:3 - “Which Brings Forth Fruit”

Trees and water are wonderful images of the godly person because together they produce fruit. But, if you really want a productive tree, you need a garden. Gardens are places that are dedicated to the idea of productivity.

A garden represents all  the elements of life. In a garden there is life and death, growth and loss, beauty and decay, order and chaos, nurture and neglect, labor and rest, penalty and reward.

Life began in a garden. In Genesis, mankind was created in the Garden of Eden and it was there that sin and death also entered into the human race. Man was expelled from the garden and the effort to be godly and productive has been a struggle ever since.

It is thought-provoking to realize that life and death began in a garden and that Christ was arrested and betrayed in one. When Jesus left the table at the Last Supper, He knowingly went to a garden to await the fulfillment of the promise made to Eve as she left hers.

Genesis 3:15
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head and you shall bruise him on the heel.”

Those words meant that death would be defeated some day. And death did, once again, come upon the world. Jesus was taken from His garden to be crucified and buried.