“Did it ever occur to us that one of the trees in Eden is called the tree of the knowledge of good AND evil, not good OR evil? Man’s goodness falls within the same category as evil. That tree represented the Law — man’s effort to do good, just as man’s intent on evil. It is written ‘All your righteousness are like filthy rags before Me’. But goodness that comes from the tree of life, Jesus, God delights in. Which tree are we eating from today – the fruit that demands our own strength and sweat, or the fruit that provides rest and gives life and grace?” – Adrian Ho
That’s true — an essential question for everyone to consider every moment, every day. 🙂 A life and death question, in fact.