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Tree of Life

There is a Tree of Life talked about in both the book of Genesis and in Romans 11. It is through this tree that we attain eternal life.

Now, I’m not talking about a physical tree but instead, a spiritual tree that comes by faith.

Just as the Tree of Life appears in Genesis, which represents Jesus even before His time because everything Had already been known, God still has that Tree of Life for all who come to Him in faith.

As Jesus said, I am the true vine and apart from Me you can do nothing (John 15:5). In the beginning there was no life but only death apart from the Tree of Life; it is still the same today, there is still no life apart from the One who gives life, Jesus Christ.

Our calling is to be like Christ eating and drinking from Him and sharing that same life giving message with everyone because that is the will of God, for all of His children to come to Him and live within Him.

If we stop trusting in Jesus and His kindness then we risk being cut off from God’s new, cultivated Tree of Life. “He is severe to those who disobeyed, but kind to you if you continue to trust in His kindness. But if you stop trusting, you also will be cut off.” (Rom 11:22)

When we try to follow the law to be saved we are saying we do not trust what Jesus has done for us. “For if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God’s grace.” (Gal 5:4)

When we trust in Jesus we are given a promise. “They cried out to you and were saved. They trusted in you and were never disgraced.” (Psalm 22:5)

When we are saved we rejoice for what God has done for us and we eagerly seek to live out His will. How can we know the will of God?

We can know the will of God by not being changed by the world but renewing our mind, as it says in the scriptures:

“Do not be conformed by the patterns of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good, and pleasing, and perfect.” (Rom 12:1–2)

Stay in His grace, my friends and until next time.

Peace be unto you,

Donald

Guest Author | Donald Pay

Originally published at https://medium.com/@DonaldPay

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