The tree had no real significance to me until we stumbled upon this one northeast of Hagerman Wildlife Refuge last year on one of our many excursions. I had never seen one before but knew of its importance in scripture. The Cedar of Lebanon known as the Cedrus Libani is found in Lebanon and surrounding areas. It is known for attaining great age and height.
Tonight it became subject during the reading of the Word, Psalms 92 which says The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
I thought about how I felt when I first say this tree and the sign below it reading that it was set there in 1916.
These are just a few references to the Cedar of Lebanon in the Old Testament.
Psalm 92:12 says The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Isaiah 14:8 says Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.
Ezekiel 27:5 says They have made all thy ship boards of fir trees of Senir: they have taken cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee.