Two Trees

I was awakened this morning as usual by my two dogs wanting egress to their natural need to nature, so I took them out, but when trying to return myself to sleep a proding by God to get up was upon me.

So. When that proding comes it is best to rise and go to the couch and get my laptop in of all places my lap of course. Upon opening it I question God as to where I should start. I mentally fumble through one of my online Bible reference sites after another, yet nothing jumps out at me till a question come to mind. I felt it to be one of my “God questions”.

Just what is the difference between the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge? The Tree of Life is simply Tree of Life, but the Tree of Knowledge has a tag on it to include “of Good and Evil”.

“And out of the ground the LORD God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” – Genesis 2:9

So God says every tree is pleasant to the sight and good for food, but then God specifies two trees distinctly by nature. Trees seem to play an important role in God’s way of describing how man should approach life.

He told Adam and Eve that they could eat of all the trees including the Tree of Life. But why not the Tree of Knowledge?

This tree contained an asset that man need not know of. That was the ability to know the difference between good and evil. Why did God not want man to know of this asset?

That is a question I will likely be dwelling in for a bit. Come with me as we search this vital area which God had warned Adam and Eve about. I feel this second tree was detrimental and has led us to the state of man such as it is. It led to our separation from our rightful relationship with God.

If you will, what might your view of this be?

About Jim

I'm a 71 yr old guy, who had worked in Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune for 28 yrs and now retired as of 31 Dec 16. I've worked in medical records, Health Benefits Department, Billing, the IT department and retired as the Personnel Security Manager for the hospital. I'm a musician and Corvette enthusiast. Yes, I have had two. I traded my second Corvette for a Harley Davidson Fat Boy mid-summer 2019. I've already ridden about seven thousand miles. I'm also searching for a fresh new outlook on life with new spiritual insight among other things. I was ordained a minister on 20190202. I've become certified with the American Chaplaincy Association through Aidan University in June '21. I'm the Director of Emerge Chaplain's Response Team. I've found that with the unconditional love of my companion, Libby Rowe life is complete through God. She's a beautiful, vibrant, giving woman who gives her all in everything she puts her mind to do. She and I married 24 July 2015. She's also taking the Apprentice course to obtain her ordination as well. She finishes up her studies for full ordination in Feb '22. She has a blog too called Under a Carolina Moon. Give it a visit.
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