THE EVERGREEN

Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.

Luke 8:14-15


Hopefully, together we can recognize the “blessed man” and realize how delightful it can be to saturate our thinking on “the law of the Lord” throughout the day. We discover truths that begin to surface and our thinking takes on a change. It may be a slow process or it may be dynamite force in a given moment when heard, seen or experienced in a moments passive conversation. For instance some uninformed individual says that the Word of God is a myth.

So, they have concluded it to be a myth and you ask, politely, “Have you read the Bible in its entirety?” “Have you studied the prophecies and their fulfillment?” “Have you studied the history contained in it that falls in place and verifies its accuracy”? Have you any answer to the anthropologist who finds item after item of which they had heard, in the Bible record, but are only just now discovering”? Without the evidence that abounds, I cannot but conclude that you have made a rather unjust display of your very limited conclusions.

The evergreen that is planted by the stream bears fruit and does not wither, is suddenly used as a type of person that also prospers in everything in which he is engaged. I am not referring to success at every little detail, but the basis of his life follows a pattern that others emulate. The reference is a contrast to the “wicked” man is a loser. There is no comparison between the two, only contrast. In fact, he uses the word concerning the wicked man as one who will “perish”.

Why do some choose one direction and the other another direction? One is considered like an evergreen while others are considered as “a wasted life”. It is quite simple: We are born into sin, and as such, until we make the choice to “get to the other side of the street”. Basically, to choose God’s extended salvation, which is only available through Jesus Christ as the Redeemer of mankind; we remain under judgment for our inherent sin. The Righteous man becomes the EVERGREEN!

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