WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS. No. 194
1. “ Wisdom is
a tree of life to them that lay hold on her; and happy is every one that
retaineth [ keeps ] her.” (Proverbs 3:18).
Wow! Wisdom is a “tree of life!” We get wise when we read God’s Word. Have a look at Proverbs 1:4:5:
“ Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline [give up reading] from the words of my [God’s] mouth [ the Bible]. “
2. “ The fruit
of the righteous is a tree of life; and he
that winneth [ wins] souls is wise.” ( Proverbs 11:30).
Well! When we belong to Jesus as Lord and Saviour we are “the righteous.”
Our lives and speech are a “tree of life” and we save people who are away from God.
3. “ Hope deferred
[ put off ] maketh [ makes ] the heart sick; but
when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.” (Proverbs 13:12).
Look at that! We can get tired of hoping that God will make things right for our world, and when we do our hearts grow heavy and sad. But when we “desire” God again, and our hope comes back - it is a “tree of life.”
4. “ A wholesome
tongue is a tree of life.” ( Proverbs 15:4).
How about your own tongue! What do you talk like, a ruffian? A grump? Surely you don’t have a “dirty” tongue? Or is your tongue “wholesome?” Do you make peace and happiness with your tongue? If you do it is a “tree of life.”
Is there a real tree that has leaves
and a trunk and branches
that is the Tree of Life?
Yes there is. It is the most incredible tree that ever was.
We do not have them on earth right now. They were in the Garden of Eden, but Adam and Eve sinned and God has not allowed humans to have that tree since then. But in God’s new earth the Tree of Life will be back here. ALL the things we saw above have to do with the real Tree of Life. It gives:
Wisdom, right-eous-ness, happiness, hope and health and strength to our bodies. What a Tree! It has twelve different kinds of fruit, not just one kind, like apple trees and bananas. Perhaps there is a different kind of fruit for every month of the year. You can read about the Tree of Life in God’s Perfect new earth in Revelation 22:2.
People who eat the Tree of Life in Gods’ new earth will find life and health in it. It will probably be growing all over the earth at that glorious time. In the middle of the golden streets of the New Jerusalem city. Beside the beautiful River of Life, and beside all the smaller streams that come from the River of Life in the new earth. We will have a look at that lovely River of Life and the Water of Life tomorrow. See you then.