January 22, 2007

There Were Two Trees in Eden


Genesis 2: 8-9 "Now, the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. And 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."

There were TWO trees in the middle of the garden? Why wasn't the tree of life a "temptation" for them? Another one of those Bible stories that you learn enough times in Sunday school that you skim over when you get to them in the Bible. But, there's some deep stuff there.

2 comments:

Aaron said...

Deep stuff in the Bible?!?!

NO WAY!

Aaron said...

God allowed Adam and Eve to eat from the tree of life, therefore they could experience it's fruit freely. Only the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was forbidden.

Genesis 2:16-17 And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."

And just like Adam and Eve making the choice to embrace that temptation, mankind continues to decide for themselves what is good and what is evil.

Great post sabai! Keep 'em coming... your posts (even simple ones) spark me to break out my Bible and investigate.

Peace brother,
Aaron