The blessedness of a deeply-rooted life in Christ

Jeremiah 17:5-8 (NKJV)

5Thus says the Lord:

“Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the Lord.

6For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, And shall not see when good comes, But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, In a salt land which is not inhabited.

7“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord.

8For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river,And will not fear when heat comes;But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought,Nor will cease from yielding fruit.