The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil
Genesis 2:8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden.
Some gardens of the world are absolutely breathtaking, and beautiful beyond imagination. The aroma fills the senses. Can you even begin to imagine the garden that God planted for Adam and Eve? It is estimated that the garden was the size of Pennsylvania. There are over 1.25 million types of living creatures, over 250,000 plants, over 100,000 species of trees, and thousands of fruit trees that God has made. And there is only one that man was forbidden to eat of, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
A moral, clean, upright man would never be drawn to the evil side of the tree; but he may be drawn to the good side of the tree. And the good side is just as dangerous as the evil side. We try to be good to buy our own salvation. We try to be good to find acceptance with God. Proverbs tells us, there is a way that seems right unto man, but the end thereof is the way of death.
We must be careful to rightly divide the word of truth. We must be careful not to try to say what the Bible does not say. In II Peter 3:16, Peter warns of those who distort the scriptures, do so to their own destruction.
In 2016, ask God to give you a renewed hunger for the Word of God.
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Revelation 1:3 - Reading it.
II Timothy 2:15 - Studying it.
Psalm 119:11 - Memorizing it.
Psalm 1:2 - Meditating on it.
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