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Are you becoming an "Oak of Righteousness"?
To become an “oaks of righteousness” we will develop a sturdy righteousness in which we are able to withstand the tests of time, stress, hardship, and all manner of adversity. We will endure as the roots of our righteousness are found in Jesus Christ.
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“We all long for Eden, and we are constantly glimpsing it: our whole nature at its best and least corrupted, its gentlest and most human, is still soaked with the sense of exile.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
What Are the Oaks of Righteousness Described in Isaiah 61:3?
"They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor." Isaiah 61:3
Blessed are those who mourn. This has always been a baffling beatitude for me. Its deepest meaning eludes me almost like a dream upon waking. I have a hazy understanding of its meaning and yet, in the glare of morning, I wonder if I truly understand. But I do understand that Isaiah prophesied a coming Messiah, Jesus, who would replace mourning with the “oil of gladness.” He would replace a faint spirit with “the garment of praise.” This would be so that those who mourn “may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified” Isaiah 61:3.
This passage is powerful imagery, beautiful poetry, and hopeful promise, but what does it mean in the glare of everyday life in modern times? And since the promise was directed toward “those who mourn in Zion,” Isaiah 61:3, is it also for us, as well? Can we claim this promise as "oaks of righteousness"?
What Is the Meaning of 'Oaks of Righteousness'?
Oaks are hardy trees with a deep system of roots anchoring them securely so they can withstand many seasons of hardship and storm. Oak wood is known for its strength, hardness, and resistance to predators and other destructive growth.." from the article: What Are the Oaks of Righteousness Described in Isaiah 61:3?
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