Ezekiel 47:11-12 (KJV): “But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt. And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.”
COMMENTARY: Whether physical or spiritual, rivers of waters have always brought blessing.
APPLICATION: Is your current product line stale and stagnated? Has it become, as it were, a swamp or a marsh? Are competitors selling new products and services that are bringing new life–new trees with fresh leaves and new fruit to their businesses? If so, pray and ask the Holy Spirit (the Living Water) to reveal what new products and services He wants your business to introduce.
Sometimes economic downturns are just the right time to think out of the box and innovate. These innovations can, in turn, help you to climb out of the economic doldrums and experience renewed economic vitality.
For Further Exploration
For further exploration about Ezekiel 47:11-12 (KJV), read The Covenantal Hope (Ezekiel 35-48) from the Theology of Work Bible Commentary.