Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Dangerous Tree

Eve sought things that God had already given her (wisdom, beauty, food) but she wanted to find them in her own way. She coveted wisdom but was introduced to ignorance. She wanted to own pleasant things but experienced loss, death and despair. She craved delicacies but became inslaved to self-indulgence (Genesis 3:6).

Colossians 3:16 gives us a kind of Garden of Eden instruction. You can enjoy all the trees of love, forgiveness, respect, and honor preferring one another, but you may not eat of the fruit of the tree of unforgiveness lest you die (Mathew 6:14).

We will either be like Eve or like Christ (Luke 23:34; Colossians 3:13-16).