Jeremiah 17:5-8 (NIV)
5This is what the Lord says:
“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
who depends on flesh for his strength
and whose heart turns away from the Lord.
6He will be like a bush in the wastelands;
he will not see prosperity when it comes.
He will dwell in the parched places of the desert,
in a salt land where no one lives.
7“But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
8He will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”
II. Avoid The Barren Life: Famine
a. Placing Confidence In Man
i. Trusting in Man
ii. Turning From God
b. Discovering Absence of Life
i. No Foliage
ii. No Water
iii. No fertility
III. Embrace The Blessed Life: Fertility
a. Placing Trust In God Lush
i. A Trustworthy Lord
ii. A Confident Man
b. Discovering Abundance of Life
i. Watered Generously
ii. Rooted Deeply
iii. Thriving Bountifully