A Tree Planted by Streams of Water

Psalm 1:1-3 for Sunday Sketches
My niece and I had an assignment for our weekly Bible Study meetings.  How can we draw close to God?  One way is by daily reading and meditating on God's love letter to us, the Scriptures.  How can we talk about the Scriptures in a way that would benefit a little girl?  Since it was to be presented as a little skit/dialogue, we pretended that we were drawing just like we usually do on our regular baby sitting days...  good use of visual aids in teaching :-)

We read the Scriptures first, then based on what we read, I asked her to make a drawing.  The above drawing is her interpretation.

"Happy is the man who does not walk according to the advice of the wicked
And does not stand on the path of sinners
And does not sit in the seat of scoffers.
 But his delight is in the law of Jehovah,
And he reads His law in an undertone day and night.
 He will be like a tree planted by streams of water,
A tree that produces fruit in its season,
The foliage of which does not wither.
And everything he does will succeed."
Psalm 1:1-3

If we daily nourish ourselves with the water that flows from God's Words, the Bible, if we would meditate on it so as to apply it in our lives, we will become wise.  We will fill our reservoir of knowledge and strength, so that when we are faced with adversities, we have something to draw from that will enable us to act wisely. 


Granted, reading and understanding the Bible can be difficult at times, it's size may be daunting.  But take courage, we have help.  For example, JW.org is a rich source of Bible based information that can help us.  By using this kind and generous provision, we can be like the healthy, luxurious tree planted by streams of water.

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  1. very nice. Love the inspiration you have included and that you and your niece could do this together! Have a great new week!! Love, Jane

  2. Great job of illustrating scripture. I do a lot of this in the margins of my "every day" Bible. It brings life to the Word of God. I really like your version of 1:1-3. Have a blessed day. Hugs.


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