The Tamarisk Tree

“Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the Lord, the Eternal God.” (Genesis 21:33)

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Tamarisk tree in southern Israel

It’s the only recorded time in scripture that Abraham planted trees.

The tamarisk tree is a very slow-growing tree, taking hundreds of years to grow to full maturity. The mature trees act as a kind of air cooling system in the hot desert.

Think about this: Abraham was so confident of the promises of God to create numerous descendants from him, that he planted trees that would not benefit himself in the here and now, but rather would provide for his descendants who would come through hundreds of years later after leaving their captivity in Egypt.

Oh, to be so confident of God’s promises in the future, that I would live today sowing seeds of faith like that!!!!!!

What ‘trees’ are you planting today that will benefit your future generations? Comment below.

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