It was sending out its branches to the sea
And its shoots to the River.
This portion of Scripture is describing the effect a revived and restored people of God have upon a land. It’s noticeable.
The following is taken directly from The Treasury of David by Spurgeon.
She sent out her boughs unto the sea.
Along the Mediterranean and, perhaps, across its waters, Israel’s power was felt.
And her branches unto the river.
On her Eastern side she pushed her commerce even to the Euphrates. Those were brave days for Israel, and would have continued, had not sin cut them short. When the church pleases the Lord, her influence becomes immense, far beyond the proportion which her numbers or her power would lead us to expect; but, alas! when the Lord leaves her she becomes as worthless, useless, and despised as an untended vine, which is of all plants the most valueless.
HINTS TO THE VILLAGE PREACHER
Ver. 8-15. Parallel between the Church and a vine.
(from The Treasury of David, PC Study Bible formatted electronic database Copyright © 2005, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc. All rights reserved.)