“She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.”
I feel like I keep repeating myself, but it seems that that is a good thing. How many times did God tell the Israelites to repent? How many times did John the Baptist and Jesus tell people to repent? How many times did Jesus say “follow me”?
Answer in all cases: A lot.
Humans seem to need a lot of repeating to hear and then retain truth, to retain wisdom. Yet, the question remains …
How do we lay hold of wisdom?
Is it not interesting how God has told us in the Bible?
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
“To him that overcometh …”
How do we overcome?
“In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
Jesus is the one who has overcome troubles, trials, pain, sin, and death. Only in Him can we overcome.
Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
1 John 5:5
Get wisdom, the Wisdom of God – Jesus Christ. Daily seek out the Lord, and you will overcome this world. Then will you have the tree of life. Then will you find happiness and joy.
Dear Lord, give us more of You. Help us to seek You and take hold daily that we might have life, that we may have You. Give us a passion for You.