The Bible is full of similes and comparisons.. Psalm 1 compares the righteous to the wicked. Those that are righteous are like trees planted by water. They are fruitful and flourish. The wicked are like chaff. Instead of being rooted, they are driven away by the wind. Instead of flourishing, they are like dust. The righteous are blessed, but the wicked perishes. Though we are called to be righteous, we can still choose to follow the counsel and path of the wicked. Eventually, our lives can reflect that of chaff rather than a flourishing tree. Yet, if we remained rooted in God, we can experience God do things in and through us that we could never imagine.