Then Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he worshiped the LORD, the Eternal God. Genesis 21:33
Beersheba was located in desert land. Are you in a desert land so to speak? Have you given up on something you used to have hope for?
Abraham was given a promise from God and gaining this well in the desert land of Beersheba was just one more stake in that faithful promise. I find it interesting that Abraham names the place Beersheba which means “well of the oath”. In Jesus we have all been given a well of faithful promises.
2 Corinthians 1:20 For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes”! And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.
Have I taken time in prayer and in His Word to get to know those faithful promises?
As soon as Abraham claimed the well he planted a tamarisk tree right there!! Now you can even see the word risk in tamarisk can’t you?! A tamarisk tree requires a lot of water and where is Beersheba located… the DESERT! Risky move Ab.
To take a step out in faith often feels like a risk. Like planting a tamarisk tree in the middle of the desert. But if you are planting near the “well of the oath”, if you are planting a stake in one of Eternal God’s faithful promises…
Jesus replied, “Every plant not planted by my heavenly Father will be uprooted, so ignore them. Matthew 15:13-14
…you can trust that you will be held steadfast in His love (Psalm 136:16).
If the Eternal God, the great I Am resurrection and life has promised you, than you can risk planting your seed of hope (even in the desert land) because it will flourish… in His timing and in His way.
Romans 4:18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him…
Don’t give up hope – in Jesus this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us…Romans 5:5
Jesus loves you. Plant your tamarisk tree on that dear one. (John 3:16, Matt. 28:20)
Independent Read: Romans 15:13