Only One tree gives Life!
“And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” – Genesis 2:16-18
There are 2 trees that have eternal significance to you and me – 1 tree teaches law – as that is the knowledge of good and evil, the other tree was an old rugged cross on which my Freedom was purchased once and for all!
God! The God of ALL the universe Who made everything and runs everything and holds everything together – Desperately wants to hold you in His lap – will you let Him!
Here is how to sit in God’s lap:
1) Acknowledge your need! This is why it’s so very hard for the religious – they are doing their need by what they think is important – rules!
2) See His Gift! He Loved you so very much and He showed you that on the second tree!
3) Let Him fill the need! Learn to rest in His Love and as you do gratitude grows! He doesn’t demand anything except that you will rest in Him Alone! Why in Him Alone – because nothing else is True Rest!
The first tree opened the eyes of man to right and wrong and good and bad. The children of Israel begged God for laws in the desert and He gave them the laws knowing full well they could never keep them.
But God’s plan is and always has been perfect! He was moving mankind to the second tree the whole time for this very reason – The second tree, the cross on which Jesus died – shows the tremendous Love that God has for you and me!