The fruit of a righteous person is a tree of life, and a winner of souls is wise.
“But you must never eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because when you eat from it, you will certainly die.”
“Stop judging, and you will never be judged. Stop condemning, and you will never be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and you will receive. A large quantity, pressed together, shaken down, and running over will be put into your pocket. The standards you use for others will be applied to you.”
We were created to be loved and to love.
God is love.
We were created in the image and likeness of God.
There is only one fair judge.
And that’s not us.
We were never meant to judge between good and evil, because that would make us a judge and kill us.
To know good and to know evil means to be intimately acquainted with them.
We were never meant to know evil.
But we do.
It’s all around us and inside of us.
Not dissimilar to God.
God is all around us, too.
The last stronghold is making sure He is inside of us, too.
Jesus is the tree of Life.
He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
If a seed dies, it springs forth with new life.
It multiples itself.
Jesus is the seed of Life.
All life was created by Him, through Him and for Him.
He died on a cross.
And the Holy Spirit was given unto us.
He died so that He could multiply the sons of God.
He is the firstborn of many brethren.
If you’re judging and condemning others, you will be judged and condemned.
If you do not forgive others, you will not be forgiven.
Jesus Himself said, “The standards you use for others will be applied to you.”
We are supposed to be in Christ.
That’s in His nature, in His Body, in His image.
We are ambassadors for Christ.
The old way of life is dead.
Christ has given us new life.
We are being transformed.
The outer shell may look the same, but the seed of life has sprouted.
Our bodies are the soil.
We’re not here to judge.
We’re here to love and sow the seed of Truth.
God will make it grow.
A winner of souls is wise.
May the Lord of Heaven and Earth create in you a clean heart.
May He speak when you speak.
May He act when you act.
May the fruit of your life be a tree of life to those around you.
May Christ flow through you like streams of living water.
May God purify your soul and turn your works into pure gold.
In Jesus’ Name I pray.