The Palm Tree Christian
"The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon" (Psalm 92:12).
Psalm 92:12 is a wonderful promise in God's Word. The palm tree maintained its rich, deep color in all seasons. Most other trees turned dark and gray in the winter. Are you a spiritual evergreen, showing your colors at all times, no matter your age or circumstances?
G.W. Aleen observed: "As we grow older in years and in our Christian experience, Satan is less able to tempt us to the sins more prevalent among youth, but it is then that he often succeeds in souring our spirit, making us critical and at times outright mean. It has been my constant prayer that if the Lord permits me to grow old, I may be a kindly old man, sweet in mind and spirit wherever I may be."
May our prayer ever be, "Lord, day or night, in summer or winter, in health or sickness, in joy or sorrow, in prosperity or adversity, help see to be a palm tree Christian!"