92:12 like the palm tree. Believers are often compared to trees in Scripture (Psalm 1:3; 52:8; Hosea 14:6). The palm here is the date palm, perhaps the most useful of all trees—producing dates, sugar, wine, honey, oil, resin, rope, thread, tannin and dyes. Its seeds are fed to cattle and its leaves are used for roofs, fences, mats, and baskets. Its fruit gets sweeter as the tree ages. Note the next verse, which says that true believers “shall still bring forth fruit in old age.”
92:14 fat and flourishing. Elderly believers who tend to become heavier as they grow older can perhaps take comfort from this promise!