Genesis 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
Man has now eaten of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He can make up his own mind about what is good and what is evil. He is still living in the garden of Eden but that is a very dangerous place for him now.
He just might eat of the tree of life. If he does he will live forever with this new found power. This ability to decide for himself what is good or evil.
You say what was wrong with that? Well God is the only source of truth. The more man tries to live life his way the more he will be hurt. Truth doesn’t change. Truth isn’t relative. Truth isn’t different for every person.
If God had allowed man to eat of the tree of life he would have been condemned to live no higher than his human consciousness would allow him.
The ability to decide what is good and evil has caused world wars, terrorism, all sorts of sin and wickedness. We need God. We need His wisdom. We need His will.
Otherwise we will be condemned to live like humans forever.
You are probably thinking that isn’t that bad but it is compared to all the wonderful things and wonderful life that God Almighty has prepared for us.
How horrible is it that you, I, and everyone else gets to decide what is right or wrong. We get to live life our way.
I challenge you to surrender your will, your knowledge, your choice of right and wrong and submit to God’s will. He knows. He made us with a purpose.
The abundant life is found in surrender to Him and His will.