Choose Life over Knowledge

tree of lifeThere were lots of trees good for eating throughout the Garden to nourish both body and soul. Adam and Eve could grab tasty pieces of fruit off any one of them, even one called the Tree of Life, to feel okay with their world within and without.
They could feel fully alive no matter what time of day it was; wherever they walked. All they had to do was choose to eat from the Tree of Life.
We know what they did. They thought more choices would help them feel even better about themselves. They stopped trusting the facts they already had (God told them it was okay to eat from millions of trees, save one) to filter out that lone voice saying more knowledge would lead to a better life. In a sense, they chose knowledge over life, facts over relationship. I find it interesting that the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 8:1, “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.”
Jesus said that if we love Him we will obey Him. Relationship trusts and does what it already knows. Choose life over knowledge. Relationship trusts that Jesus will give what we need to know when we need to know it. Choose life over knowledge.
A fulfilling and lasting life is only found in relationship with Jesus. Who are you listening to – the voice that says you need more options or the One who’s already told you what to do to be at peace?
Secure children of God choose life over knowledge, which in the end brings both – knowledge of the One we love!
“S”et Free Nowww

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