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Lessons from the Palm Tree (2 of 7)
Series: Lessons from ''Father'' Nature
I. THE PERSON THAT IS DESCRIBED AS A PALM TREE!
A. A Righteousness That Is Received
B. A Righteousness That Is Reflected
II. THE PROSPERITY THAT IS DEPICTED IN THE PALM TREE!
A. Spiritual Progression
B. Spiritual Production
III. THE PICTURE THAT IS DRAWN FROM THE PALM TREE!
A. Where The Palm Tree Flourishes
B. When The Palm Tree Flourishes
C. Why The Palm Tree Flourishes
1. There are many ways in which the Bible communicates to us spiritual truths. One of those ways that we are considering in our present series of sermons is by taking the subjects and objects of nature. God often draws our attention to certain things of nature for the purpose of illustrating a spiritual truth. Today I want to draw your attention to one of those objects and that being the palm tree. There are 60 references to the palm tree in the Bible.
2. When Moses and the children of Israel came out of Egypt, they came to a place called Elim where there were 12 wells and 70 palm trees (Cp. Exodus 15:7). It is said that nine of those wells still remain and the seventy palm trees have multiplied to more than 2,000. Several times in the Bible the city of Jericho is called ''the city of palm trees.'' We read that the inner walls of Solomon's temple were adorned with ornately carved palm trees. The Greeks and Romans spoke of the land of Palestine as ''the land of palms.''
3. There are more than 2,500 species of palm trees but when the Bible speaks of the palm tree it is referring specifically to the date palm. The date palm rises upright with a slender stem 40 to 50 feet, and at times, even 80 feet. Its only branches are the feathery green fronds that spread out from its top to a length of 6 to 12 feet.
4. The date palm has long possessed rich symbolism and has served as a staple of the people of the Middle East. Symbolically, the upright s ...
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