5 MINUTE DAILY BIBLE STUDY: THE WISDOM OF GOD
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
In war, we long for peace; in sickness, we long for health; when we are lonely, we seek friends, and we are away, we yearn for home and family. Something within whispers that our yearning has much to do with running after unworthy objects. It is a sign of spiritual health when we find peace in the present moment.
Food For Thought
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
The tree of life can be found in Genesis (2.9), Proverbs (11:30) and Revelation (22:14 and other verses). What does this tree represent within the biblical narrative and why did God separate Adam and Eve from access to it?