Tree of Life

Tree of Life

Gen. 2:9

The phrase, the tree of life, shows up in the beginning and the end of your Bible. The phrase a tree of life shows up in the middle and has a different meaning. One has to do with eternal life, and the other has to do with living this temporal life here and now. Let’s see how this can help us in our daily lives.


The tree of life                   Eat and Live Forever       Spiritual               Eternal

Gen.2:9, Gen.3:22, Gen.3:24

Rev.2:7, Rev.22:2, Rev.22:14


A tree of life                        Get these things and live well here and now          Physical               Temporal


Prov.3:18             Wisdom and Understanding

  • Happy, verse 13, 18
  • Riches and honour, verse 16
  • Pleasantness (things are pleasant or agreeable) and peace, verse 17
  • 9:10 Fear of the Lord, is where you start
  • James 1:5, where it comes from

Prov.11:30           Fruit of the Righteous

  • 5:22 Fruit of the Spirit
  • Inward: Love, joy, peace
  • Outward: Longsuffering, gentleness, goodness
  • Upward: Faith, meekness, temperance

Prov.13:12           Hope

  • Titus 2:13 living here but Keep looking up
  • Your desire cometh, so speak, verse 15
  • 1 Peter 3:15 always ready to give an answer

Prov.15:4             Wholesome tongue

  • 6:3 wholesome words
  • Luke 6:45 the mouth speaketh
  • 16:23 your heart teaches your mouth
  • 5:5 the Holy Ghost helps you with the love of God
  • 3:17 Christ in your heart, Phil.4:7 keeps your heart
  • 2 Thes.3:5 the Lord directs your heart


Why not take full advantage of a tree of life here and now and live the blessed Christian life?