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In my previous post I wrote about the house of God and what it represents. Reading Psalms further I came to this verse in which King David compares himself to that of an olive tree in the house of God. In Psalm 52:8 it is written “But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God”.

Olive tree is biblically very significant. Olive oil represents anointing, healing, joy, and light, its leaves symbolizes peace which is still used in the emblem of the State of Israel, its branches represent beauty, its trunk is said to be strong and capable of regeneration in case of it being cut down or burnt, it is ever green and bearing fruits through centuries. Olive oil has been used extensively in Biblical sacrifices and to anoint some of the greatest kings.

To be an olive tree flourishing in the house of God means to be an anointed, shining, peaceful, beautiful, strong and ever fruitful child of God in an environment of constant prayer. Just like in the physical, we may have to go under the oil press of beating and crushing to produce good oil. Just have patience and submit to God praying constantly that he changes us to become like an olive tree in the house of God. God bless you.