Thursday, May 07, 2020

We Shall Not Be Uprooted

Navarre–Anderson Trading Post
(Navarrre-Anderson Trading Post, 1789, Monroe, Michigan)

7:30 AM. I begin the day with the book of Proverbs.

I've done a full stop on this verse.

No one can be established through wickedness, 
but the righteous cannot be uprooted.

Proverbs 12:3

It comes to me as a promise. If I live a life of righteousness, then even a global storm will not uproot me. Because I am established.

I live in the oldest part of the state of Michigan. The oldest house in Michigan is one mile to the west of us. (See here.) You read the historic landmark sign, and see it was established in 1789.

To be established is to be firmly rooted. Neither storm nor wind nor water nor human has demolished it.

So it is with the righteous person, the one who walks in God's ways, the one who has integrity of character, the one stands though others fall, the one who remains though others leave, the one who holds on while others let go, the one who persists while others desist, the one who believes though others unbelieve.

The one who declares, WE SHALL NOT BE UPROOTED.