Jeremiah 17:7-8

Jeremiah 17:7-8 KJV Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
 
This sounds familiar does it not. It sounds like Psalm 1. Jeremiah uses a word picture similar to Psalm 1 when he describes the blessed man as being like tree planted by waters. This is God’s desire for each of us. This ought to be our desire as well. In order to be blessed and be like a tree planted by the waters, we must put our complete trust and hope in the Lord. in verse 5 of this chapter, we are warned not to put our trust in flesh and verse 9 warns us not to trust our heart. The best place to put our trust is the Lord.