8 The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. 9 And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
In these verses I see how God planted trees for food, the tree of life, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It seems to me that the trees represent man, God, and Satan. The tree of life is very apparent. Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). He also said “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). So Jesus is the tree of life.
Man is represented by the trees that are pleasant for sight and good for food. Trees bear fruit, and if we abide in Jesus we will bear much fruit. And our fruit is to be shared with others.
So that last tree must be Satan. We all know the story….Satan deceived Eve and she and Adam chose sin. They knew the right thing to do, however they chose to disobey. It can be hard to do the right things. Our world pulls us in so many different directions it’s hard to know the truth. I have found when I rely on God’s word to direct my life things are better. Not perfect…but better.
So when you don’t know what to say or do….just say “Jesus!!!”