“A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.”
Over the last several years there have been a lot of storms come through where I live. Many of those storms produced very strong winds, even tornadoes.
I hate tornadoes.
But when I look at this proverb, there comes to mind mental images of trees uprooted and blown over, smashing houses, cars, etc. And when I think of those trees, I can remember what they looked like lying on the ground. Huge trees with roots that spread out in every direction – except down.
When we think of trees, we think of strong, healthy plants that grow tall and impressive. They are symbols of stability. They almost always win when challenged by automobiles, woodpeckers, or lovers with initials to carve.
The wicked and the righteous are both trees…
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