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Grass and Trees And You and Me



Psalm 92:6–15 6A brutish man knoweth not; Neither doth a fool understand this. 7When the wicked spring as the grass, And when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; It is that they shall be destroyed for ever: 8But thou, Lord, art most high for evermore. 9For, lo, thine enemies, O Lord, For, lo, thine enemies shall perish; All the workers of iniquity shall be scattered. 10But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil. 11Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, And mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me. 12The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 13Those that be planted in the house of the Lord Shall flourish in the courts of our God. 14They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; They shall be fat and flourishing; 15To shew that the Lord is upright: He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

The ungodly are like grass and the godly like trees, this is what today's Psalm is teaching.


This is a concept about which the “brutish” doesn’t understand.

Psalm 92:6 A brutish man knoweth not; Neither doth a fool understand this.

The word "brutish" comes from the Hebrew word for cattle and implies those that live like mere animals controlled by their inner impulses rather than a higher power.

The Grass

Psalm 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, And when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; It is that they shall be destroyed for ever:

Like grass that can spring up quickly and then fade out fast, those that do not have God’s time in the sun will not last. There is sweet pleasure in sin for a season, but it is short and bitter in the end.

Psalm 92:8–9 8But thou, Lord, art most high for evermore. 9For, lo, thine enemies, O Lord, For, lo, thine enemies shall perish; All the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

The ungodly are like grass and God will mow them all down in his timing.

The Trees

Psalm 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Flourishing, faithfulness and fruitfulness are some of the important attributes this psalmist describes as he likens the godly to trees.

There are however some conditions to be met for these comparisons to come to pass.

Psalm 92:13 Those that be planted in the house of the Lord Shall flourish in the courts of our God.

I have heard many a recent claim that the house of the Lord and gathering for worship and Christian community is unnecessary but those “brutish” claims do not come from the Bible. It explains that one must be “planted” in the “house of the Lord” to truly flourish.

Occasionally inserting its roots in the ground a few times a year won’t help a tree grow nor will rare visits to the house of God.

Bees can’t pollenate a lone flower or fruit tree, it takes two or three for reproduction and fruitfulness.

The ungodly are like grass and the Godly are like trees, I want to be the one that bears fruit and survives all the seasons don’t you?

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