Psalms 92: What Is My Purpose?
It is interesting how much Biblical imagery there is that uses trees. At the end of Psalms 92, we see what happens to the righteous. This is what will happen to those who have a relationship with God and walk with Him.
Psa 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Psa 92:13 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.
Psa 92:14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;
Psa 92:15 To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
A lot of this does sound familiar. We are talking about people growing up strong when they are planted near God, and when they are mature, they will bring forth much fruit. Even though the famous chapter talking about the fruit of the spirit had not been written yet, I think we can understand this in pretty much the same way. As we grow in God, we will produce good. The implication is that the good does not come from within ourselves, but it only comes about after we develop and grow in the presence of God.
Verse 15 is definitely the most interesting part. What is the result of the fruit that we produce? It seems to be that we are supposed to show that God is great. It is not for us to show that we ourselves are great but that God is the one behind anything good that we do.
We talk a lot about our purpose in life, and people are always trying to find out what that is. I think this verse provides a pretty vision of at least why we ought to do good things. We do good things because it brings glory to God.
1Co 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.