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 from it you will certainly die.”
(Genesis 2:16-17 NIV)
Interestingly enough, one of the trees that Adam and Eve were allowed to eat from was the tree of life, and this tree was in the middle of the garden next to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It seems like Adam and Eve were given a choice between eternal life and death. Sadly, the man and his wife chose the forbidden tree, which brought about their spiritual death – eternal separation from God’s presence.
Many years have passed since then, but we’re still confronted with two choices, “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” (Deuteronomy 30:19 NLT). The good news is that we don’t have to make the same choice Adam and Eve did. Let’s believe in the Son so we might live!
God offers life through His Son, but it’s a choice we must make.