Wednesday, 13 October 2010
Christ, The Tree of Life - and Our Soul's Helper; Genesis 2:17&20
"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, though shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die" (Genesis 2:17).
• The tree of life, perhaps an emblem or token of obedience in the original covenant of works.
• And the tree of knowledge of good and evil, perhaps a token that man, by disobedience, had learnt the knowledge of the good he had lost, and the evil he had taken to him.
But how sweet to view, in the Person of Jesus, both the Tree of Life, and all the Treasures of Wisdom and Knowledge (Revelation 22:1-2).
Reader! do not overlook the very gracious doctine of the 20th verse.
"There was not found an help meet for Adam."
No! There is not, there cannot be, in any or in all the creatures of God's providence, an help meet.
And though the LORD God brought the woman to our first father as a suitable help meet for the body; yet it is the Seed of the Woman [Christ] alone which can become an Help-meet for the soul.
Dearest Jesus! be Thou my Help, my Hope, and my Portion, for ever.