‘And he shall be like a tree planted by the waters … whatsoever he doeth shall prosper’(1:3).
We read in the Book of Genesis that God planted a garden eastward of Eden and out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree…(Ge.2:8-9) We can understand God gave much care for his garden where He would at the appointed time put the man He had formed from the ground. He also saw to that a river going out of Eden supplied all the sustenance he required. Such is divine solicitude He always provides for man’s all round well being. As St. Peter in his epistle says,’ His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that has given us to glory and virtue (2Pe.1:3).’’Through the knowledge of Him’ is a condition. How do we acquire knowledge of Godt? Firstly we need hold God in fear which is the hallmark of anyone who is godly.’ The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the holy is understanding (Pro.9:10)’. Wisdom of the godly has its own dynamics that he chooses to meditate on the wonderful promises He has laid in store for him on the earth and beyond. As the Psalmist says such experience of being led by His law bring in blessings from unexpected sources. A tree planted by the rivers of water has access to blessings from far and wide of which an ungodly person shall have no inkling of.
In order to claim his blessings we need trust in Him always. Of this didn’t our Lord Jesus say our heavenly Father knows what are needful things our life? Are we not much better than all creatures He created? He shall certainly sustain us as he promised. ’But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you (Mt.6:25-33-KJ21) ’
The wise shall see trouble coming from far and avoid it. Godly is wise as well as trusting in divine providence while the ungodly lays his trust on uncertain riches as the rich man who was dressed in purple and feasted every day but lost it all with death. He was foolish since he was not rich towards God.
‘Thy word I have hid in my heart , that I might not sin against Thee(Ps.119:11)