Those Two Trees

9 The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:9

Even though God began to grow the trees in the garden of Eden, he singled out two trees: tree of life, and tree of the knowledge of good and evil. What was different about those trees, if anything? Why did He specifically point them out? With foresight, we know that these two trees are relevant to entire Gospel message. But what’s important for us to know prior to that is the garden of Eden must have been beautiful and luscious. It truly was paradise for Adam.

Adam should have been satisfied with what he saw around him and ate. It was heaven on earth for him. We don’t know that he wasn’t satisfied, but in just a little bit all of that peace will be shattered. The peace and tranquility he knew would be replaced by chaos and confusion. And it would get much much worse for us.

Do you know peace right now? Are you experiencing that tranquality despite the hectic pace of society? Do you take time to just reflect on God and His goodness regularly?

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