In The Middle Of The Garden

There were two trees in the middle of the Garden of Eden: The tree of life, and the tree of death.

Genesis 2:9 NIV
… In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Adam and Eve had access to both trees.

They were not forbidden from eating the tree of life. So, they could easily have reached out for it and lived forever.

Instead, they went for the forbidden and embraced death and destruction.

They made the wrong choice. They allowed Satan to focus their attention on the forbidden. They ate the forbidden tree.

They should have ignored Satan, looked away from the forbidden tree, and focused their attention on eating the tree of life. Then they would have made the superior choice.

Each day of your life, you are faced with a similar choice: to choose life, or to choose death; to focus on Jesus Christ, or to focus on your faults and failings; to consider the promises of God, or to complain about the negative circumstances around you.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 NIV
[19] This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live [20] and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

What’s it going to be? What will you choose? Life or death? Health or sickness? Prosperity or poverty? The promises of God or the empty threats of Satan?

You are in the middle of the Garden. And you have the power to choose. Make it count. Make the superior choice.