Satisfied

“The trees of the LORD are watered abundantly, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.”

If the trees of the LORD are watered abundantly, how much more are we? I am reminded of the birds and lilies of Matthew 6. The birds are fed; the lilies clothed. How much more does He provide for us. The trees of the LORD are watered abundantly. This abundantly in the Hebrew is “sava.” It means “satisfied, i.e., be in a state of physical contentment, due to having physical needs met in abundance or excess.” In this way He waters the trees – and more so He waters us! More than abundance! More than excess! For this reason we are commanded “do not be anxious about your life.” For what have we to be anxious for? Matthew 6 speaks the underlying command of our lives: “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” At all times, weather we are anxious, complacent, happy…whatever it may be, we must tell ourselves “Bless the LORD, O my soul!” as David did. Let us say with David “O LORD my God, you are very great!” For when we see Him as He is, when we let His greatness overwhelm our soul, we are excessively, abundantly satisfied by the mighty and glorious Lord our God. The cares of the world dissipate into His goodness.

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About Audrey Ashira

Audrey means strength. Ashira means song. "The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will extol Him." Exodus 15:2

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