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The Forbidden Tree

5 Jan

The Forbidden Tree…

There are many books about things that God didn’t reveal in the Bible. Consider Eve eating the fruit of the tree in the Garden of Eden. God gave Adam and Eve every tree to eat from; only one did He forbid. Eve focused on that one outside of God’s will and ate from it.

Similarly, David had everything, but He focused on that one outside God’s will–Bathsheba. Human nature has always been seeking life outside of God.

We do it too. We tell ourselves that it is of God. Maybe it’s just a little outside His will, but we still want to indulge in it. The truth is, there is nothing outside of Him. It’s all in Him–every revelation, mystery, fullness of deity, true joy that lasts. Everything is in Him.

Whatever you thought you wanted that was outside of God’s will is not good. The only good is inside Him. Imagine how much we would have avoided if Adam and Eve stuck with all the trees of the garden instead of focusing on the one.

The same with you. Stop focusing on what you don’t have. Rejoice in what you do. Seek everything in Him.

Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:3-5

Don’t be deceived by the “green grass on the other side of the fence…” it may contain a sinkhole of misery. Keep your eyes on Messiah and rejoice in your blessings and live!!!

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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