People Are Compared to Trees in the Sacred Scriptures.

“You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12

Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take

or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.

 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.” Psalm 1:1-3.


Trees as The Theme of the Bible

“And all the trees of the field shall know that I am the LORD; I bring low the high tree, and make high the low tree” (Ezekiel 17:24)

If someone asked you, “What is the theme of the Bible?” How would you respond?

Most evangelical Christians would say, “Jesus and His salvation is the theme of the Bible!”

Of course! That’s a significant theme of the Bible, but that answer usually comes from someone who hasn’t read the Scriptures much and assumes an answer.

When the Bible is read, from cover to cover, beginning with Genesis and ending with Revelation, the theme of the Bible is clear:

“I, the LORD, will punish the world for its evil and the wicked for their wrongdoing; I will put an end to the arrogance of the proud and take down the pride of the tyrants” (Isaiah 13:11)

This theme of GOD bringing down the proud and exalting the humble is repeated throughout the Bible.

  • “God brings down the proud” (Psalm 18:27).
  • “The LORD has sworn and declared: ‘I loathe the arrogant.’ “““““(Amos 6:8).
  • “The LORD has a day of reckoning for every proud person…that the proud may be brought down” (Isaiah 2:12).
  • The Lord will tear down the house of the proud” (Proverbs 15:25).
  • “I will make the pride of the strong ones cease” (Ezekiel 17:24).

People are often compared to trees in Scripture (see Psalm 1:3). Tall trees are proud people. The trees of the field are the people of the world. Low trees are humble people. God brings down tall trees, and He raises up low trees (see Ezekiel 17:24).

Or, as the MESSIAH Himself declares:

“Whoever exalts himself, God will humble; and whoever humbles himself, God will exalt.” Matthew 23:12

“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. Whoever would save his life must lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. What will profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Matthew 16:24-26

You cannot know Christ and be saved by GOD’s grace until you humble yourself, die to yourself (bear your cross, the instrument of death), and follow Jesus the Messiah as the LORD of your life.

The most humble act for a sinner is to turn from their sins and follow Christ.

Seeing People as Trees

People are trees, and the tree shadow is the timeline of their lives.

It is God’s job to humble proud people. Our job is to love people as God has loved us. One of the best approaches to true love for others is to see people as trees.

“When you look at trees, you see all these different trees. Some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens. You look at the tree and allow it to be the way it is. You understand it didn’t get enough light, so it turned out that way. You don’t get all emotional about it. You allow it. You appreciate the tree. I practice turning people into trees; that means I appreciate people as they are.” – Ram Doss

See proud people as tall trees, and let GOD alone bring them to personal humility.